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Mid-Century Modern Light American Walnut 4 Doors Credenza Dresser Cabinet
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Two-door compartments with adjustable shelf’s with concealed 3-drawer compartment American light
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Matched Pair Of Custom Cabinet Or Cupboard Doors After Wharton Esherick
By Wharton Esherick
Located in Southampton, NJ
A beautiful pair of apposing custom cabinet doors in the manner of Wharton Esherick having custom
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

Materials

Stained Glass, Birdseye Maple, Cherry, Maple

Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
H 29 in W 60 in D 20 in
Mid Century Modern 4 Door Early Walnut Credenza by Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Early 4 door walnut credenza by Knoll Associates c1953. Ash interior with 6 adjustable shelves
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern White Lacquer Faux Finish Door 4 Doors Credenza on Brass Base
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern faux lacquer finish stunning bamboo like brass stretcher base long credenza
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Custom 4 Door Burled Wood Cabinet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a spacious burled wood 4 door cabinet. The use of the patterning created by the burl of the
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Custom 4 Door Burled Wood Cabinet
Custom 4 Door Burled Wood Cabinet
H 29.5 in W 67 in D 23 in
Danish Mid Century Modern Tambour Doors Multi Compartment 4 Drawer Shelves Chest
By Dux of Sweden, Durland
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid Century Modern Tambour Doors Multi Compartment 4 Drawer Shelves Chest Dresser MINT!
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Long Rosewood Danish Mid-Century Modern 4 Doors Drawers Credenza Finished Back
By Harvey Probber, Alpha Workshops
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Long rosewood Danish Mid-Century Modern 4 doors drawers credenza server sideboard finished back
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Low 4 Drawers Sliding Doors Compartment Credenza
By Maurice Villency
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern take long condenser dresser. with two sliding doors compartment adjustable
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Tommi Parzinger Mid-Century Continental 4-Door Long Credenza
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Continental credenza features a beveled top, 4 sculpted front doors opening to reveal 3
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Sliding Glass Doors 4 Bays Stacking or Hanging Bookcase
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern sliding glass doors 4 bays stacking or hanging bookcase. Made in Yugoslavia.
Category

20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern H Paul Browning 4-Door Parquet Walnut Credenza Sideboard
By Stanley
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut credenza with four parqueted doors. Includes inner
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Low 4 Door 2 Drawers Mid-Century Modern Credenza Light Walnut Finish Mint!
By Tomlinson, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Low 4 door 2 drawers Mid-Century Modern credenza light walnut finish mint!
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern narrow teak tall bookcase with cabinet door Made in Denmark
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern narrow teak tall bookcase with cabinet door Made in Denmark. This
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern 2Pc Burlwood China Cabinet
Located in Freehold, NJ
This Mid-Century Modern china cabinet features hardwood construction, original light walnut finish
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Burl

Oak 4- Door Ojai Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The 4-door Ojai cabinet features board and batten doors with iron details and adjustable shelves
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Walnut 4-Door Ojai Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The 4-door Ojai cabinet features board and batten doors with iron details and adjustable shelves
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Oak 4-Door Bronson Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The 4-door Bronson cabinet has three drawers and four doors that feature a parquet detail on the
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Mid Century V Shape Leg 4 Doors Compartments 3 Drawer Credenza Buffet Cabinet
By James Mont
Located in Rockaway, NJ
James Mont influence walnut Mid-Century Modern credenza cabinet sideboard with figural pulls V
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Beautiful Mid-Century Swedish Modern 4 Door teak Credenza with 6 Drawers 3 Keys
By J.O. Carlsson, Karl-Erik Ekselius
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Scandinavian Modern 4 Door credenza or sideboard 3 keys 6 flat drawers with a three-quarter gallery and open
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Cabinet by Zanine Caldas, Brazil, 1950s
By José Zanine Caldas
Located in Deerfield Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern Cabinet by Zanine Caldas, Brazil, 1950s Cabinet by the acclaimed Brazilian
Category

Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Long Mid Century Media Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Long Mid-Century Modern style media cabinet. This cabinet is constructed of American walnut with
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Long Mid Century Media Cabinet
Long Mid Century Media Cabinet
H 32.25 in W 90.13 in D 20 in
Rounded Corners Tessellated Stone Brass Inlay 4 Doors Credenza Cabinet
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rouge and off-white tessellated veneer brass inlay large cabinet credenza
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Stone

Luciano Frigerio, large cabinet with 4 doors with milling on the front
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Milano, IT
COD-2271 Luciano Frigerio (1928 - 1999) Large and rare cabinet with 4 doors with extraordinary
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Danish Modern Rosewood 4-Drawer 2-Door Sideboard Credenza
Located in Kensington, MD
. Four graduated drawers on the left. Two doors opening to cabinet storage on the right. Raised lip edge
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid Century John Stuart Walnut 2 Doors 4 Drawers Gentleman's High Chest Dresser
By John Stuart Inc., Kipp Stewart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern John Stuart walnut 2 doors 4 drawers gentleman's high chest dresser MINT!.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern French 1960s Long, Low Cabinet, Ameublement NF
By N.F. Ameublement
Located in New York City, NY
French four door long and low sideboard / buffet featuring dark brown ebonized accents, side brass
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Palisander

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

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

Mid century Danish Modern Long Teak Credenza with Tambour Doors Kofod Larsen
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Stunning teak long mid-century Danish modern teak with (2) Tambour doors credenza sideboard by
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Teak

Cherner 4 Door Credenza
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Cherner 4 Door Credenza
Cherner 4 Door Credenza
H 21 in W 60 in D 20 in
Grass Cloth Brass Credenza 4 Doors Cabinet Sideboard Red Brick Color MINT!
By Harrison Van Horn, Mastercraft, Baker Furniture Company, Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Grass Cloth Brass Credenza 4 Doors Cabinet Sideboard Red Brick Color MINT!
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Burl Credenza or Cabinet after Milo Baughman
By Pierre Cardin, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome looking 4-door credenza in the manner of Milo Baughman or Pierre Cardin, circa 1970s. It
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Laminate, Burl

Modern Milano 4-Door Buffet with Walnut by Ercole Home
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Modern Milano Buffet by Ercole Home, with 4 touch latch doors within a Natural Walnut case. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Art Glass, Walnut

1950's Custom Made Mid-Century Modern Glass Door Mahogany Rosewood Credenza
By Jens Risom, Brown Saltman, Arne Vodder, Foster-McDavid
Located in Chattanooga, TN
glass to demonstrate a harmonious mix of elements. These doors are 100% original to the cabinet and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany, Glass, Rosewood

Paul McCobb Planner Group Midcentury 4 Drawer Dresser with Sliding Door Cabinet
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb planner group midcentury 4-drawer dresser with sliding door cabinet. The bottom
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Teak 4-Drawer Sideboard by Peter Lovig Nielsen Mid Century
By Lovig Dansk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A coveted and exceptionally well-built design by Peter Lovig Nielsen for Dansk Designs. The cabinet
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Insanely beautiful antique oak 4-door cupboard, 18th century
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Offered is this beautiful and very practical 4-door cabinet dating from the early to mid-18th
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English Cupboards

Materials

Wood, Oak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Lucite Acrylic Tall Lighted Display Cabinet Vitrine
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Lucite Acrylic Tall Lighted Display Cabinet Vitrine. Item features a
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Cabinets

Materials

Mirror, Acrylic

Mid-Century Modern Pine Cabinet/Cupboard By Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs 1970
By Les Arcs, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern cabinet/cupboard by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs. With two pull-out drawers
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Børge Mogensen Danish Mid-Century Modern Oak Bookcase Cabinet Over Dresser
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Børge Mogensen Danish Mid-Century Modern Oak Bookcase Cabinet Over Dresser Item # 904VPK13Z An
Category

20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood, Oak

Mid Century Modern Danish Teak Credenza with 3 Sliding Doors & Fitted Interior
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous teak credenza with sliding doors and 4 drawers. Blond maple interiors, cabinet has shelves
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Teak

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood and Brass Dry Bar Drinks Cabinet
By Vittorio Dassi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and very elegantly shaped Italian Mid-Century Modern dry bar cabinet, with the brass
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Light Oak Danish Modern 4' Credenza with 6 Adjustable Shelf Bookcase
By Børge Mogensen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century light oak Danish modern 4' credenza with 6 adjustable shelf unit bookcase. Lower
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Gunni Omann 94 inch Credenza with 4 Drawers
By Gunni Omann, Arne Vodder
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Danish modern Teak gunni omann long credenza. Has 4 drawers with felt inside and 3
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Tall Mid Century Modern Brass and Glass Mastercraft Vitrine Cabinet
By Mastercraft
Located in Port Jervis, NY
. Shelves are adjustable. Two glass doors each hung on 4 hinges. In near perfect condition the exception
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Mid century haberdashery with drawers and doors, Germany 1960s
Located in ECHT, NL
Mid century haberdashery high boards. Made from solid wood and teak veneer. 2 different models. One
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Swedish Teak Credenza with top cabinet by Erik Worts
By Erik Wørts
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Modern Swedish Teak Credenza with 4 drawers and top cabinet unit by Erik Worts. Has a
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Solid Wood Oak Storage Credenza Cabinet with, Brass & Glass
By Esvee, Esvee
Located in Hyderabad, TG
cabinet in half, with each unit having 2 shelves for storage. The facade features 4 doors with fluted
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Italian Ico Parisi Italian Rosewood Cabinet
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1950s rosewood cabinet with geometric form side supports and a 2 door inlaid upper section
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Scandinavian Modern Teak 4 Part Triple Stacked Secretary Display Cabinet Dry Bar
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Scandinavian Modern teak 4-part triple stacked display cabinet, or secretary, or
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Secretaires

Materials

Glass, Teak

4 Drawer Danish Mid-Century Modern Dresser Svend Langkilde Mobler
By Svend Langkilde, Langkilde Møbler
Located in New York, NY
. Please view the companion pieces to include a two door commode, and a drop front desk we have listed from
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Miami, FL
has two glass sliding doors. Bottom credenza has four sliding doors, 4 drawers and two shelves. Height
Category

Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza
Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza
H 52.5 in W 73.5 in D 19.5 in
Mid-Century Dresser Cabinet Attributed to Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb, Jack Cartwright
Located in New York, NY
Well constructed mid-century cabinet of solid walnut, walnut veneer, and brass. The case features a
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Two Door 4 Drawer Limed Cerused Solid Oak Board Cabinet Credenza Dresser
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern cerused or limed oak finish solid board server sideboard cabinet. Organic shape
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

French Modern Walnut Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French modern walnut cabinet. Constructed from walnut with a transparent lacquer finish. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

French Modern Walnut Cabinet
French Modern Walnut Cabinet
H 34.25 in W 48.13 in D 21.25 in
Mid Century Modern Scottish Teak McIntosh Credenza
By A.H. McIntosh Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern teakwood sideboard. Unique design by McIntosh, Scotland, 1960s. Six dovetailed
Category

Vintage 1960s Scottish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Vintage Mid Century Bar Cabinet by Ernst Behr, Germany 1950s
By Behr
Located in Halle, DE
Mid Century two piece bar cabinet consists of chest of drawers and bar cabinet on top in nutwood
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Nutwood

Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculptural 4-Door Sideboard Credenza
By Paul Evans, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Southampton, NJ
A stunning brutalist credenza designed by Adrian Pearsall in the manner of Paul Evans having 4
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Tommi Parzinger, Mid-Century Modern, Rare Cabinet, Brown Lacquer, Brass, 1950s
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Stamford, CT
armoire with ivory-lacquered doors in a subtle grid pattern, brass hardware and details, covering drawers
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mid Century Broyhill Sculptra China Hutch or Record Cabinet Credenza
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Broyhill sculptra China Hutch or Record cabinet Credenza Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

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Mid Century Modern 4 Door Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern 4 door cabinet you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, walnut and metal, every mid century modern 4 door cabinet was constructed with great care. There are 1518 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern 4 door cabinet you’re looking for, while we also have 54 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century modern 4 door cabinet — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right mid century modern 4 door cabinet, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mid century modern 4 door cabinet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, Glenn of California and Milo Baughman are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern 4 Door Cabinet?

The average selling price for a mid century modern 4 door cabinet at 1stDibs is $3,626, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $180,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

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

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

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

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

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

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

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

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.