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Unique Mid-Century Modern American Maple 9 Drawer Dresser Credenza by Crawford
By Crawford Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern American solid maple tall 9 drawer low long dresser by Crawford. All
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Unique Mid-Century Modern American Maple 6 Drawer Dresser Credenza by Crawford
By Crawford Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern American solid maple 6 drawer low long dresser by Crawford. All solid
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Italian Modern Parisi Style Maple Burlwood Credenza
Located in Houston, TX
1970s Italian Parisi style matchbook maple burl wood credenza featuring tapered body, undulating
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Craftassociates Credenza, Cambre Modern Credenza, Walnut and Maple, White
By Craft Associates, Laura Trenchard
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century Modern Specs: Walnut, Maple dimensions H: 30.25 (76.84cm) L: 78
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Maple, Walnut

Very Rare Mid-Century Modern Maple Predictor Credenza by Paul McCobb for O’hearn
By O'Hearn Furniture 1, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful unique Mid-Century Modern solid maple credenza sideboard #8354 designed by Paul McCobb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Credenza 1950's
By Paul McCobb
Located in Fulton, CA
A 1950's Mid-Century Modern blonde credenza with cane door detail. Original condition with a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Wicker, Cane

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Credenza 1950's
Mid-Century Modern Blonde Credenza 1950's
H 33.5 in W 57.88 in D 19 in
Mid-Century Credenza by Paul McCobb Planner Group #1513 Blonde Doors Maple
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century low credenza cabinet with blonde maple sliding doors by Paul McCobb circa
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Stylish 1960s Mid Century High Gloss Maple Credenza Sideboard 6 Drawer Console
By Alphons Loebenstein, Meredew
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A stylish Mid-Century Modern credenza sideboard unit in a fabulous high-gloss maple finish
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Birch, Maple

American Contemporary Modern Solid Maple & Steel Credenza By Room & Board
By Room and Board
Located in San Diego, CA
A classic American craftsmanship solid maple and natural steel base versatile credenza , made of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Campaign Style Mid Century Modern 10 Drawers Long Dresser Credenza Mint!
By Founders Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Campaign style Mid-Century Modern 10 drawers long dresser credenza mint!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Elegant Maple and Burl Wood Credenza
Located in Camden, ME
Credenza or buffet from the 1960s. Maple cabinet with bookmatched burl-wood faced doors across the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Elegant Maple and Burl Wood Credenza
Elegant Maple and Burl Wood Credenza
H 68 in W 66.25 in D 17.75 in
Mid Century Modern Paul McCobb Credenza Cabinet for Planner Group, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Nice small scale credenza cabinet by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, 1950s. Solid maple shell with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Grasscloth, Maple

Chapman Credenza Storage Unit Maple Navy
Located in Cincinnati, US
maple and pink? The chapman credenza allows you the freedom to choose exactly what suits the needs of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

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

Materials

Formica, Walnut

Chapman Small Credenza Storage Unit Maple Black
Located in Cincinnati, US
maple and pink? The chapman credenza allows you the freedom to choose exactly what suits the needs of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Classic Modern Hi-Fi Stereo Cabinet / Credenza Walnut Mid-Century Modern Buffet
By Pete Deeble
Located in Long Beach, CA
The Classic Modern Credenza is hand crafted in Long Beach, CA. It features two sliding doors (hence
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Stunning Swedish Edmond J. Spence Crucifix Walnut Credenza Mid-Century Modern
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Edmond J. Spence walnut credenza manufactured in Sweden and features an easily
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Pietro Contantini Postmodern Italian Maple Lacquer Credenza, Sideboard Cabinet
By Constantini
Located in Plainview, NY
A postmodern credenza or sideboard by Pietro Contantini. The Italian made credenza is crafted of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Vintage Restored Solid Maple Heywood Wakefield Wheat Credenza Buffet
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Versatility abounds with this Heywood Wakefield credenza. Buffet, media cabinet, or entryway
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Midcentury Credenza Paul McCobb Planner Group #1514 Blonde Maple
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
sits on an original 4 Maple tapered legs. This credenza is in Original vintage condition Very clean
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Eclectic Art Deco Credenza by Vittorio Dassi Lissone
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
-Top in Onyx - Frames, front drawers , columns and capitals in hand-carved solid maple wood - handles
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Credenzas

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

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
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Teak

Chapman Large Credenza Storage Unit Maple Brassy Gold
Located in Cincinnati, US
maple and pink? The chapman credenza allows you the freedom to choose exactly what suits the needs of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

CraftAssociates Credenza, Eiger Modern Walnut Credenza, 1702, Floating
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Solid walnut Dimensions H: 18.75
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Midcentury Credenza by Paul McCobb Planner Group #1513 Wood Doors Maple
By Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful midcentury low credenza cabinet with sliding doors by Paul McCobb circa 1950 planner
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Vintage Restored Solid Maple Heywood Wakefield M-1542 Wheat Tambour Credenza
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Chattanooga, TN
typically shows all the flaws of half century of use. You’ll be delighted to know that this credenza has
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Danish Modern Teak Credenza Bar Cabinet
By Arne Vodder
Located in Miami, FL
All original gorgeous Mid-Century Modern teak and maple cabinet from the 1960s. The vintage Danish
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Teak

20th Century Italian Modern Maplewood Sideboard - Vintage Walnut Credenza
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage Mid-Cenutry Modern Italian sideboard with a clear glass top made of hand
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Crystal

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Black Lacquer Low Credenza
By Paul McCobb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful mid-century low credenza by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group. 1 adjustable shelve
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Mid Century Teak Sideboard or Credenza by Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr, Germany
By Behr, Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in München, Bavaria
mid-century furniture is characterized by a puristic design language, especially visible in his famous
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Maple, Teak

CraftAssociates Credenzas, Cambre Modern Credenza, Teak
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century Modern Indoor/Outdoor
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Teak

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

Materials

Steel

Lacquered Green Birdseye Maple Credenza by Saporiti Italia, 1960s
By Saporiti
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1960s Italian credenza by Saporiti Italia. This credenza features an exquisite birdseye maple
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Lacquer, Acrylic, Wood

Mid-Century Tall Credenza by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group #1514 Walnut
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century tall credenza by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group #1514 has 1 adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Chi Wing Lo for Giorgetti Olo Maple and Glass Sideboard Credenza Cabinet
By Giorgetti S.p.A.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
, at more than 14 years old, the design is proving to be a modern Classic and fitting for any Mid
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20th Century Italian Modern Credenzas

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Maple, Glass

Romweber Burl Credenza
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous mid-century credenza from the highly regarded Romweber Furniture of Batesville, Indiana
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Romweber Burl Credenza
Romweber Burl Credenza
H 32.5 in W 78 in D 24 in
Mid Century French Modern Lacquered Sunburst Sideboard
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century French Modern Lacquered Sunburst Sideboard. Above average vintage condition and
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Credenzas

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Oak, Maple, Mahogany

Modern Teak Credenza, Cambre Collection for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Laura Trenchard
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
-Century Modern Specs: Maple, teak Dimensions H 30.25 (76.84cm) L 78 (198.12cm) D 18 (45.72cm) condition
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Teak

Credenza a tre ante in mogano con piani in vetro Mid Century 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Premariacco, IT
Grande credenza di metà XX secolo in diverse essenze di legno, una produzione italiana di alta
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Craft Credenza, Modern Credenza, Teak Designed by Laura Trenchard
By Craft Associates, Laura Trenchard
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
. designer: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Cambre Credenza, Modern Walnut Credenza, Black, 2 Drawers, for Craft Associates
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Teak, maple Dimensions H: 53.25 W: 18 L: 78 Lower shelve H: 30.25
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Modern Credenza in Teak by Laura Trenchard
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
. designer: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Classic Credenza Small
Located in Northfield, MN
Modeled after the design of our Classic Credenza, this space efficient piece is two-thirds the size
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Classic Credenza Small
Classic Credenza Small
H 26 in W 45 in D 17 in
Finn Juhl Credenza For Baker
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
Located in San Diego, CA
This incredible teak and maple credenza is designed by Finn Juhl and is fully restored. This is a
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Teak

Finn Juhl Credenza For Baker
Finn Juhl Credenza For Baker
H 33.25 in W 72.125 in D 18 in
1950 Credenza by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very nice and iconic credenza by Paul Laszlo, it is his signature piece with these special
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Wood

1950 Credenza by Paul Laszlo
1950 Credenza by Paul Laszlo
H 37 in W 74 in D 20 in
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sideboard Credenza
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
54” Paul McCobb Planner Group credenza A rare piece in maple from the Planner Group by Paul
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Midcentury Credenza by Herbert Hirsche for Christian Holzäpfel
By Herbert Hirche, Christian Holzäpfel
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A single credenza in teak with sliding doors by german designer Herbert Hirsche, a Bauhaus Scholar
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Solid Birds Eye Curly Maple All Dovetailed Artists Signed Sideboard Server MINT!
By Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Solid Birds Eye Curly Maple All Dovetailed Artists Signed Sideboard Server Credenza MINT! Nakashima
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Maple

Rare Vladimir Kagan Credenza, Vladimir Kagan Designs, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Culver City, CA
any mid century modern, modern, or contemporary home. Along with some of the other true masters of
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Luigi Brusotti Mid-Century Modern Italian Bar Cabinet with Decorated Mirror, 40s
By Fontana Arte, Luigi Brusotti
Located in Puglia, Puglia
by maple wood slats. The doors have built-in lights. The lights are also installed inside the mirror
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Walnut

Paul McCobb Low Credenza or Dresser, Planner Group, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon
Located in Round Rock, TX
would work well in any contemporary or Mid-Century Modern decor.     
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Minimalist Mid-Century Modern sliding door sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Craft Credenza, Cambre Credenza, Teak, Designed by Laura Trenchard
By Craft Associates, Laura Trenchard
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
. designer: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Birdseye or Tiger Maple Multifunctional Drop Front Cabinet Desk or Bar
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Interesting superb quality modern bird's-eye maple cabinet with many interesting feature and
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Credenza by Silvio Cavatorta
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Milano, Lombardia
well-known and Italian designers in the second half of the twentieth century embraced industrial
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Credenza by Silvio Cavatorta
Credenza by Silvio Cavatorta
H 51.19 in W 55.12 in D 20.48 in
Midcentury White Door Credenza Paul McCobb Planner Group #1514 Black Lacquer
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid century tall credenza by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group #1514 has 1 adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Postmodern Demilune Credenza or Cabinet
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Striking demilune credenza crafted with maple and mahogany and featuring six doors inlaid with
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Postmodern Demilune Credenza or Cabinet
Postmodern Demilune Credenza or Cabinet
H 35.5 in W 75.5 in D 24 in
Modernist Credenza /Server, Button Tufted Doors Designed by Salvatore Bevilacqua
By Salvatore Bevelacqua
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist credenza /server, button tufted doors designed by Salvatore Bevelacqua, Classic design
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

5 Drawers Two Door Compartments Long Walnut Credenza Dresser Dowel Legs Mint!
By Paul McCobb, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 5 drawers two door compartments long walnut credenza dresser dowel legs mint!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Wonderful Maple 4 Drawer Tall Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Wonderful blonde maple 4 drawer tall dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb - Great
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

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Mid Century Modern Credenza Maple For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modern credenza maple you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, maple and metal, every mid century modern credenza maple was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern credenza maple, we have 180 options in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century modern credenza maple you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern credenza maple, designed in the mid-century modern, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Paul McCobb, Planner Group and Heywood-Wakefield Co. each produced at least one beautiful mid century modern credenza maple that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Credenza Maple?

Prices for a mid century modern credenza maple can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $439 and can go as high as $39,900, while the average can fetch as much as $4,796.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

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

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right storage-case-pieces for You

Of all the vintage storage cabinets and antique case pieces 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 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. Alternatively, apothecary cabinets are charming case goods similar in size to early dressers or commodes but with uniquely sized shelving and (often numerous) drawers.

Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard that features colored glass and metal details, 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.