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Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fabulous Mid-Century rosewood sideboard. With five small drawers and six separate shelf spaces
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20th Century Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
H 32.29 in W 90.56 in D 18.9 in
Mid century rosewood sideboard, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Gorgeous mid century sideboard in rosewood with 3 doors and 5 drawers; Simple yet elegant design
Category

Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid century rosewood sideboard, 1960s
Mid century rosewood sideboard, 1960s
H 34.65 in W 92.92 in D 20.48 in
Italian Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
By Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) rosewood sideboard with herringbone design veneer with 2 side doors
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood, Glass

Italian Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
Italian Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
H 49.5 in W 69.5 in D 20 in
Osvaldo Borsani Italian Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) rosewood sideboard with 5 teak doors having a rectangular brass handle
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Danish Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard / Cabinet - 122363
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Danish mid-century modern, made in the 1950's - Recently refurbished The piece is more
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by H.W. Klein for Bramin
By H.W. Klein
Located in London, GB
This H W Klein designed sideboard is an exceptional piece of furniture that has stood the test of
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Midcentury Rosewood Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Minimalist Design, 1970s
Located in Zagreb, HR
This high-end midcentury cabinet, made of rosewood, is manufactured in Germany in the 1970s
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Erik Wørts for Møbelfarikken Norden Danish Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
By Erik Wørts
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century sideboard in rosewood book-matched veneer designed by Erik Wørts for
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard Model 37 by Arne Vodder for Sibast, Denmark, 1960
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A unique Model 37 sideboard designed by Arne Vodder, produced in the 1960s in the Danish Sibast
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Italian Midcentury Rosewood Sideboard or Bar Cabinet by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Rovereta, SM
Spectacular rosewood sideboard and/or bar cabinet designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Italian Mid-Century Luciano Frigerio Rosewood and Brass Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century rosewood sideboard with 2 side doors having a carved woven border centering 3
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

Mid-century sideboard with black mirror top by Carlo di Carli for Luigi Sormani
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century rosewood sideboard with black mirror top by Carlo di Carli for Luigi Sormani - Italy
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Vintage Sideboard, France, 1960s
By Alain Richard
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
MidCentury Rosewood sideboard. An elegant piece offering ample storage, the veneer is very
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Vintage Sideboard, France, 1960s
Vintage Sideboard, France, 1960s
H 33.67 in W 86.62 in D 19.69 in
Mid Century Italian Modern Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Tulsa, OK
Mid Century Italian Modern Rosewood Sideboard Above average vintage condition and structurally
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Small Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A small sideboard made of rosewood made in the 1960s in Denmark. Sideboard opened with a two
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in Asaa, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern Low Rosewood sideboard, 1960s Beautiful Danish Modern low sideboard in
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Bruno Hansen Mid-century Danish Rosewood Sideboard
By Bruno Hansen
Located in Oakland, CA
Brazilian Rosewood sideboard designed by Bruno Hansen, Denmark. The cabinet is crafted of fine
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

MId-century Danish Rosewood Bifold Low Sideboard
Located in Oakland, CA
Danish rosewood cabinet handcrafted of stunning Brazilian rosewood with book-matched grains across
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Style Rosewood Sideboard
By Jens Risom
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Style Rosewood Sideboard. Featuring a straight
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

Stunning Bruno Hansen Mid-century Danish Rosewood Sideboard
By Bruno Hansen
Located in Oakland, CA
1950's Bruno Hansen Brazilian Rosewood credenza finely crafted with dramatic book-matched grain
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

1960’s Mid Century Rosewood ‘Caspian’ Sideboard by Nathan
By Nathan
Located in London, GB
A rare Rosewood and solid teak sideboard by respected British maker Nathan Furniture, part of their
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood, Teak

Danish Mid Century Teak Sideboard with Carved Rosewood Handles
Located in Surrey, GB
Danish Mid Century teak sideboard with carved rosewood handles, circa 1960s. 2 lockable cabinets
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood, Teak

Mid Century Danish Rosewood H.P. Hansen Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
function, a characteristic hallmark of mid-century furniture design. The clean lines and the rich warmth of
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Bologna Daghlia Italian Mid-Century Rosewood and Parchment Sideboard
By Daniel Ghiatza
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1940s) rosewood and parchment 4 door sideboard elevated on a maple base with a
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Rosewood, Parchment Paper, Maple, Mirror

Rare Mid Century Modern Danish rosewood Sideboard with drawers, 1950s
By Vintage Specialties
Located in Gaggenau, DE
Rare Mid Century Modern Danish Rosewood /Teak Sideboard 1950s Design year: 1950s Dimensions: 46
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Mid Century Modern Rosewood Tambour Doors Sideboard Credenza Falster
By Falster Møbelfabrik, Arne Vodder
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rosewood tambour doors finished back credenza dresser sideboard by Falster.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Rosewood

1970's Mid-Century Modern Robert Baron Rosewood Credenza / Sideboard
By Robert Baron
Located in Burbank, CA
Original Mid-Century Modern sideboard for sale. Designed by Robert Baron for Glenn of California
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Sideboard Cabinet by Hundevad
By Hundevad & Co.
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood mid-century cabinet by Hundevad, circa 1960's. Clean, simple lined design with exceptional
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood Dyrlund Danish Sliding Sideboard Credenza Mid Century Vintage Retro MCM
By Dyrlund
Located in Cambridge, GB
New Stock ✅ Rosewood Dyrlund Danish Sliding Sideboard Credenza Mid Century Vintage Retro MCM This
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Sideboard in Rosewood by Henning Kjaernulf
By Henning Kjærnulf, Bruno Hansen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian sideboard in rosewood by Henning Kjaernulf for Bruno Hansen.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

American Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Dresser / Sideboard by Harvey Probber 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
American Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Dresser / Sideboard by Harvey Probber 1960s Harvey Probber
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

Large Rosewood Sideboard
By Niels Vodder
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Extra long Brazilian Rosewood sideboard credenza with five doors and pull out velvet lined drawers.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Large Rosewood Sideboard
Large Rosewood Sideboard
H 30.5 in W 102 in D 20 in
19th Century Rosewood Miniature Sideboard Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Charming Late Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy, In The Form Of A Miniature Pedestal Sideboard
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Tea Caddies

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard by E.W. Bach for Sejling Skabe, 1960s
By E.W. Bach, Sejling Skabe
Located in PEGO, ES
, includes bar cabinet storage This sideboard is an iconic example of Danish mid-century furniture in both
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood Danish Sideboard
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood mid-century sideboard, circa 1960's. Clean, simple design with exceptional book-matched
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood Danish Sideboard
Rosewood Danish Sideboard
H 33.5 in W 55.5 in D 18 in
Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard by E.W. Bach for Sejling Skabe, 1960s.
By E.W. Bach, Sejling Skabe
Located in Asaa, DK
Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard by EW Bach for Sejling Skabe, 1960s. Very beautiful and
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood & Laminate Sideboard, 1970s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The Mid-Century Modern rosewood front sideboard that's the coolest thing to happen to your dining
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

Arne Vodder wall rosewood sideboard
By Arne Vodder
Located in Grenoble, FR
Arne Vodder wall rosewood sideboard Arne Vodder, wall sideboard in rosewood and lacquered wood for
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Arne Vodder wall rosewood sideboard
Arne Vodder wall rosewood sideboard
H 17.72 in W 66.15 in D 13.78 in
HP Hansen rosewood sideboard
By H.P. Hansen
Located in PARIS, FR
Rosewood sideboard, designed by Hans Peter Hansen for H.P Hansen Møbelindustri , in the 1960's
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

HP Hansen rosewood sideboard
HP Hansen rosewood sideboard
H 31.5 in W 47.25 in D 19.69 in
Mid Century Scandinavian sideboard
Located in Brussels , BE
Scandinavian sideboard made of rosewood from Rio. It's facade is slightly curved (galbée) making it
Category

Mid-20th Century Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Scandinavian sideboard
Mid Century Scandinavian sideboard
H 33.86 in W 78.75 in D 18.51 in
Demountable Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Demountable rosewood sideboard, 1960s Packaging with bubble wrap and cardboard boxes is included
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Demountable Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
Demountable Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
H 39.38 in W 91.74 in D 19.69 in
Mid-Century Modern small Rosewood Cabinet
Located in Madrid, ES
Petite sideboard in Rosewood by anonymous designer made in Sweden in the 1960s. It features two
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern small Rosewood Cabinet
Mid-Century Modern small Rosewood Cabinet
H 31.5 in W 43.31 in D 18.9 in
Mid century sideboard by Fristho, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Gorgeous mid century sideboard model FDT-1205 by Fristho Franeker with beautiful natural wood
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid century sideboard by Fristho, 1960s
Mid century sideboard by Fristho, 1960s
H 29.93 in W 79.53 in D 16.93 in
Brazilian sideboard in Rosewood c1950
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A mid century sideboard produced in Brazil in the 1950’s in rosewood, very stylish in its
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Mid-20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Brazilian sideboard in Rosewood c1950
Brazilian sideboard in Rosewood c1950
H 29.93 in W 63 in D 19.69 in
Rosewood sideboard by McIntosh, 1970
By A.H. McIntosh Furniture, Tom Robertson
Located in Buxton, GB
cabinet maker A.H. McIntosh. The sideboard, handcrafted in stunning rosewood, has all its original
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Mid-20th Century Scottish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood sideboard by McIntosh, 1970
Rosewood sideboard by McIntosh, 1970
H 29.53 in W 83.86 in D 17.72 in
Ole Wanscher Brazilian Rosewood Sideboard
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Oakland, CA
Brazilian Rosewood sideboard designed by Ole Wanscher, 1955: a timeless masterpiece showcasing the
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Ole Wanscher Brazilian Rosewood Sideboard
Ole Wanscher Brazilian Rosewood Sideboard
H 51.25 in W 70.63 in D 17.63 in
Mid Century Sideboard Gianfranco Frattini 1926-2004
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Buxton, GB
Rosewood finish and smooth features, with cup handles that add a touch of mid-century modern style. There
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood Sideboard by Omann Jun
By Omann Jun Møbelfabrik
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lovely sideboard of rosewood by Omann Jun. Curved front with four sliding doors enclosing
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood Sideboard by Omann Jun
Rosewood Sideboard by Omann Jun
H 46.5 in W 78.75 in D 18.5 in
Mid-Century Deco Modern Formica Rosewood Cabinet
Located in Forney, TX
An impressive, very good quality mid-century cabinet, Art Deco Moderne taste, finished in stunning
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Formica, Rosewood

Scandinavian Modern Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish vintage sideboard features Scandinavian Modern style, impressive rosewood veneer, and
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Sideboard Attributed to Florence Knoll
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
: 1980 Style: Mid Century Material: Rosewood Origin : USA Condition: Excellent Restoration
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

French Rosewood Two-Door Sideboard Cabinet
Located in Westport, CT
Small-scale French rosewood two-door sideboard cabinet, with two shelf interior and pedestal base
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Italian Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Ternay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Probably a single model for this rare sideboard. Made of rosewood.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Walnut

Italian Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
Italian Rosewood Sideboard, 1960s
H 31.11 in W 20.48 in D 77.56 in
Two-Door Danish Modern Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Belmont, MA
Two-Door Danish Modern Rosewood Sideboard. Striking rosewood grain. Adjustable felt-lined cutlery
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Two-Door Danish Modern Rosewood Sideboard
Two-Door Danish Modern Rosewood Sideboard
H 29.75 in W 54.5 in D 17.25 in
Arne Vodder Rosewood Sideboard, Denmark 1960s
By Arne Vodder
Located in PEGO, ES
Gorgeous Arne Vodder Danish Sideboard in solid rosewood with 4 sliding doors, 4 drawers and lots of
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Mid-20th Century Danish Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Arne Vodder Rosewood Sideboard, Denmark 1960s
Arne Vodder Rosewood Sideboard, Denmark 1960s
H 31.5 in W 78.75 in D 20.08 in
Mid Century Italian Parchment Sideboard Au Millieu
Located in Westport, CT
Finely crafted mid century Italian credenza finished on both sides are mirror images of each other
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood, Parchment Paper

19th Century Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A mid 19th century, Victorian period, British colonial, Anglo-Indian carved and pierced serpentine
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Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Johannes Andersen Mid-century Danish Brazilian Rosewood Credenza
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Oakland, CA
Finely crafted mid-century rosewood credenza designed by Johannes Andersen for Silkeborg
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Sideboard in Rosewood, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking sideboard in rosewood designed and made in Denmark, 1960s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Sideboard in Rosewood, 1960s
Danish Midcentury Sideboard in Rosewood, 1960s
H 32.88 in W 94.49 in D 19.69 in
Large Harvey Probber Sideboard in Rosewood
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A spectacular large sideboard by Harvey Probber. This sideboard offers plenty of storage. The
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

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Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century rosewood sideboard you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, rosewood and metal, every mid century rosewood sideboard was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century rosewood sideboard, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century rosewood sideboard is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Ib Kofod-Larsen, Arne Vodder and Vittorio Dassi each produced at least one beautiful mid century rosewood sideboard that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard?

Prices for a mid century rosewood sideboard can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $615 and can go as high as $65,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,388.

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.