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Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood and Glass Showcase Display Cabinet, Storage Case
Located in Miami, FL
Six feet tall and four-level glass shelves Mid-Century Modern showcase made in Italy. Wooden base and tall glass and chrome column display or storage case. The door is at the side ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Chrome

Art Deco Mid Century Wood Carved Display China Cabinet
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Monumental mid-century china cabinet. Beautiful ornately carved detail surrounds the front glass doors. Top hutch features interior lights and glass shelves for display. Lower crede...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Paul Evans Mid Century Burl Wood Floating Display Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans Mid Century burl wood floating display cabinet. Measures: 24.5 wide x 13.75 deep x 48.25 high. Veneer Loss. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call Restored ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

Solid Pine Wood Display Cabinet Sideboard, Mid-19th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
A Belgian mid-19th century, red painted store display cabinet. A large and imposing antique Canadian pine display cabinet vitrine, woodcarving in abstract guirlande motif and four c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Belgian Late Victorian Cabinets

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Wood, Pine

Mid Century Display Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A mid century style satin ebonized two-door display cabinet with a dramatically shaped front and full-length glass doors. A clear mirror back reflects your collection of beautiful pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Metal

  • Mid Century Display Cabinet
  • Mid Century Display Cabinet
  • Mid Century Display Cabinet
  • Mid Century Display Cabinet
H 83 in. W 57 in. D 19 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Style China Display Cabinet, White Case and Teak
By Bartels
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome china or display cabinet in a Mid-Century Modern and/or Scandinavian Modern style with a creamy white painted case on a plinth base and teak and glass doors. This piece is in...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Wood, Teak

Paul Evans Cityscape Mid Century Burl Wood Floating Display Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans cityscape Mid Century burl wood floating display cabinet Measures: 24.5 wide x 13.75 deep x 48.25 inches high This price includes getting this piece in what we call res...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Burl

Mid Century Style Glass Door Display Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Mid-Century-style glass door display cabinet illuminates curated displays and collectibles. Finished in Greenway, a complex mix of dark brown, black, and olive tones, the case exte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood, Glass

John Widdicomb Mid Century Display Shelving Etagere
By John Widdicomb
Located in Countryside, IL
John Widdicomb mid century display shelving etagere The etagere measures: 32 wide x 14.5 deep x 80 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vinta...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Display Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary 1960s cabinet hand-crafted out of mahogany is in good condition and has been professionally restored by our team of craftsmen. The display has been newly stained in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Steel

Vintage Display Cabinet, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Display Cabinet is an orginal desgn furniture item realized in the Mid-20th century. A very beautiful wood cabinet with an opening door entirley in glass. The cabinet is p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Credenzas

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Glass, Wood

  • Vintage Display Cabinet, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Display Cabinet, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Display Cabinet, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Display Cabinet, Mid-20th Century
H 62.21 in. W 15.75 in. D 45.67 in.
Mid-Century Display Cabinet Made in Czechia, '50s, Restored Oak
Located in Horomerice, CZ
20th century mid-century display cabinet Material: oak.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Oak

Tall Antique Bookcase Cabinet, English, Slim Display Case, Victorian, Circa 1860
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall antique bookcase cabinet. An English, mahogany and Bird's Eye Maple display cabinet, dating to the mid Victorian period, circa 1860. Wonderful proportion, with vers...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Bookcases

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Wood

Rare Display Case by Jindrich Halabala for Up Zavody, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
Sideboard designed by Halabala was produced by UP Zavody only for two years (1946-1947) Extremely successful timeless piece of design. Rounded edges along the sides of the sideboard...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Wood, Maple

Mid-Century Walnut Bookcase Server Display Cabinet W/ Drawers Glass Sliding Door
By George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern nice "box" shape multifunctional walnut cabinet bookcase storage with glass sliding doors.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Glass, Wood, Walnut

An Irish Mid-Century Modern Breakfront, China Cabinet, Showcase, Display Unit
Located in Stamford, CT
A Fine Mid-Century Modern breakfront of showcase cabinet having four glass doors with six adjustable shelves. This two piece stunning China or Display Cabinet bears the Irish Handcut...
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Vintage 1960s Irish Vitrines

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Wood

Large French Carved and Painted Wood Display and Storage Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large French carved and painted wood display and storage cabinet from the mid-20th century. This vintage French buffet à deux-corps (which is the name for a French buffet consistin...
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Mid-20th Century French Cabinets

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Metal, Wire

French 1940s Iron Display Unit with Four Painted Wood Shelves
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 1940s Iron Display Unit with Four Painted Wood Shelves
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Mid-20th Century French Shelves

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Iron

Vintage Burled Walnut Wood and Brass Vitrine or Display Cabinets
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Campaign style display cabinets. The cabinets feature two beveled glass doors which open to an interior with a mirrored back. There are four thick glass shelves in each and o...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Brass

Mastercraft Amboyna Wood and Brass Inlaid Showcase Display Cabinet
By Mastercraft
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mastercraft Amboyna wood and brass inlaid showcase display cabinet.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

20th Century Wood and Faux Mother of Pearl Oriental Display Cabinet, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Oriental showcase from the mid-20th century. Furniture of exceptional quality carved in mahogany and exotic woods adorned with rich inlay in faux mother of pearl with floral decorati...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Vitrines

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Wood

20th Century Painted Mahogany and Maple Wood English Demilune Display Cabinet
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
English showcase from the mid-20th century. Furniture in carved, painted and threaded wood in mahogany and maple. Demilune display cabinet built in a single non-divisible block and s...
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Mid-20th Century British Cabinets

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Wood

Italy 1930s Art Deco Credenza Display Cabinet Lacquered Hand Decorated Wood
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant & rare showcase Art Deco sideboard in lacquered wood and doors and tailgate decorated in faux wood hand. Acid-etched engraved sliding glass. All original. Measures cm: H 174...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Credenzas

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Glass, Beech

20th Century Walnut Maple Beech Inlaid Wood Dutch Display Cabinet, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Dutch double body display cabinet from the 20th century. Furniture pleasantly adorned with floral inlay in walnut, maple and beech woods of excellent quality. One-door showcase, comp...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Cabinets

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Wood

American Arch Shape Lucite, Mirror & Oak Wood Vitrine, Showcase, Display Cabinet
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern two piece arched Lucite top Vitrine, showcase, bookshelf made in America 1980 with a blonde Oak Wood Cabinet Base. Features a mirrored Back and 2 tier clear Lucit...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Chrome

Vintage Country French Provincial Cherry Wood Display Buffet or Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Country French Provincial cherry wood display buffet or bookcase is ideal for the casual decor, and was hand-crafted from solid cherry wood to give it wonderfully warm colora...
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Mid-20th Century French Country Bookcases

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Steel

Arts & Crafts Adirondack Small Wood Tree Branch Rustic Bookcase Display Shelf
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arts & Crafts Adirondack small wooden tree branch Rustic bookcase display shelf. Item features nice small size, beautiful wood grain, distressed finish, nicely carved details, great ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Arts and Crafts Shelves

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Wood

Glass Bookshelf Display Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall, shelved display cabinet with glass windowed front and sides. Lightly distressed Sage Green finish.      
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Glass Bookshelf Display Cabinet
  • Glass Bookshelf Display Cabinet
  • Glass Bookshelf Display Cabinet
  • Glass Bookshelf Display Cabinet
H 83 in. W 51 in. D 17 in.
Baker Country French Provincial Oak Wood Lighted Bar Cabinet Display Buffet
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Baker Country French Provincial oak wood lighted bar cabinet display buffet. Item features a pull out laminate surface, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved d...
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Mid-20th Century American Country Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Atomic 1950s Dutch Design Glass and Wood Display Cabinet Vitrine, Shop Counter
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage midcentury vitrine by Haasdijk, Rotterdam. Atomic era design in gray and yellow with gold accents. The front features an enclosed vitrine with shelf, a top display of glass w...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Metal

Smiths Watchmakers Shop Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Smiths Watchmakers shop display cabinet A lovely piece, the cabinet has been made to sit on a shop counter The interior has 3 long drawers accessed from the back and a glazed slo...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

  • Smiths Watchmakers Shop Display Cabinet
  • Smiths Watchmakers Shop Display Cabinet
  • Smiths Watchmakers Shop Display Cabinet
  • Smiths Watchmakers Shop Display Cabinet
H 13 in. W 12 in. D 10 in.
Mastercraft Burl Wood and Glass Curio Display Cabinet Vitrine Étagère Breakfront
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tall tower shape breakfront by Mastercraft. Brass trim, burl wood, beveled glass, and other high quality craftsmanship details.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Low Profile Burl Wood Banded Credenza Display Bench or Table with Brass Shelf
By Tomlinson, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Beautiful burl wood banded top low credenza with brass finished shelf and four connecting supporting columns. Beautiful architectural lines details.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Modern Italian Wooden Display Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern wooden display cabinet from Italy. A glass top over an open display area and four drawers.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Modern Italian Wooden Display Cabinet
  • Modern Italian Wooden Display Cabinet
  • Modern Italian Wooden Display Cabinet
  • Modern Italian Wooden Display Cabinet
H 32.5 in. W 58 in. D 17.75 in.
Antique Bookcase Display Cabinet from China
Located in Round Top, TX
Great architectural lines define this open style bookcase. The raw, rather organic finish of the natural wood compliments the simple lines which make it an outstanding display cabine...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Bookcases

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Wood

Directoire Style Window Display in Ash Burl
Located in Brussels , BE
Directoire style window display in ash burl.
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Wood

  • Directoire Style Window Display in Ash Burl
  • Directoire Style Window Display in Ash Burl
  • Directoire Style Window Display in Ash Burl
  • Directoire Style Window Display in Ash Burl
H 78.75 in. W 19.69 in. D 55.12 in.
Italian Midcentury Teak Display Cabinet
Located in Porto, PT
Teak display cabinet, legs and drawers handles in chromed metal and black lacquered wood.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Chrome

  • Italian Midcentury Teak Display Cabinet
  • Italian Midcentury Teak Display Cabinet
  • Italian Midcentury Teak Display Cabinet
  • Italian Midcentury Teak Display Cabinet
H 46.86 in. W 42.13 in. D 17.72 in.
Mario Marenco Walnut Display Cabinet, Italy, 1980
By Mario Marenco
Located in Brussels, BE
Mario Marenco walnut display cabinet, Italy, 1980.
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

  • Mario Marenco Walnut Display Cabinet, Italy, 1980
  • Mario Marenco Walnut Display Cabinet, Italy, 1980
  • Mario Marenco Walnut Display Cabinet, Italy, 1980
  • Mario Marenco Walnut Display Cabinet, Italy, 1980
H 59.06 in. W 19.69 in. D 77.56 in.
Milo Baughman Style Henredon Scene Two Burl Wood Bar Display Cabinet Wall Unit
By Henredon
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Three-part lighted China, cabinet or bar from the scene two collection by Henredon. This stunning unit features shapely Art Deco form, mirrored back, slide out bar surface, patch wor...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Burl, Glass

1960s Upcycled Display Cabinet with Glass, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Integrated light - Mahogany veneer - The hairpin iron legs were added afterwards.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Wood, Glass, Mahogany

Pair Campaign Style Curio Display Cabinets by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
We are very pleased to offer a great pair of gorgeous, sleek and minimalist display cabinets made by the famous Henredon furniture makers, made in the USA. Part of Henredon’s early 1...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Danish Modern Teak Bookcase Cupboard Display Cabinet with Locks
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Early 1960s Danish modern teak cupboard display cabinet featuring 3-drawer cabinet with large open fixed 3-shelf display on top all resting a tapered leg base. All 3 drawers featurin...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood, Teak

Midcentury Stewart Kaulf Henredon Curio Display Cabinets
By Mastercraft, Henredon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant pair of vintage modern curio cabinets feature two cylindrical lights on the top within a uniquely shaped design. Elegant with brass trim, black lacquered casing, and gla...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Vintage Display China Cabinet by Dyrlund Denmark, 1970s
By Dyrlund
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Mid century display/china cabinet, with lights, designed and manufactured by Dyrlund of Denmark. Produced in beautifully grained Teak this piece is another classic example of Dyrlund...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Cesare Lacca Italian Midcentury Bar Display Cabinet
By Cesare Lacca
Located in bari, IT
Bar display cabinet made in Italy from the 1950s, designer Cesare Lacca.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

  • Cesare Lacca Italian Midcentury Bar Display Cabinet
  • Cesare Lacca Italian Midcentury Bar Display Cabinet
  • Cesare Lacca Italian Midcentury Bar Display Cabinet
  • Cesare Lacca Italian Midcentury Bar Display Cabinet
H 77.56 in. W 34.26 in. D 11.03 in.
French Display and Storage Cabinet with Neoclassical Influences
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French tall display and storage cabinet from the mid 20th century. This vintage cabinet from France, which stands approximately 7.75 ft tall, has been designed with a Neoclassical ...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood, Glass

Original Red Painted Lacquered Antique Display Cabinet Bookcase from China
Located in Round Top, TX
Absolutely stunning, this original red painted lacquered china cabinet still maintains dramatic gold painted birds, trees, butterflies and figures found throughout the casework. The ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Bookcases

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Wood

French Art Deco Illuminated and Mirrored Vitrine Display Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful gilted French Art Deco vitrine featuring an illuminated and mirrored interior space worthy to place your small treasures to show off to all of your guests, friends and fa...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vitrines

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Brass

Rosenthal Studio-Line Original Display Model Wall Unit
By Rosenthal
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Rosenthal studio-line free standing wall unit, circa mid-1960s. This example was an original display model for Rosenthal and was designed to highlight the works of Wirkaala, Bjorn Wi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Iron

De Coene Display Cabinet or Book Shelf, Belgium, 1970s
By De Coene
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage early 1970s bookshelf or display cabinet by De Coene, Belgium. This three door cabinet is made of solid wood with clear glass. The doors have magnetic closures. Moveable shel...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Henredon Black Lacquered and Brass Display Cabinets/Vitrines
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional pair of tall 1970s black lacquer and brass vitrines by Henredon. Featuring clean lacquered frames with brass trim on the doors. The cabinets feature beveled glass sides a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Brass

1920-1930s Original Vintage Metal French Bread Shelving Rack / Shop Display
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Great industrial look, 1920-1930 original vintage French bread bakery shelving unit bread rack. This outstanding shelving comes with five shelves, we would suggest to put a gla...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Antique White Painted Gustavian Display Cabinet Bookcase from Sweden
Located in Round Top, TX
This lovely gustavian display cabinet is an exceptional find due to the rare size at just over 6' wide. Notice the extended/carved diamond motif on the long drawers with 2 large bras...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Bookcases

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Wood

Osvaldo Borsani Italian Sideboard /Display Cabinet, circa 1950
By Osvaldo Borsani, Minagalli
Located in Westport, CT
Osvaldo Borsani Italian (1911-1985) unusual mahogany Burgundy red glass and decorative front Lighted mirrored interior, two hidden draws sideboard.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Glenn of California Folding Bookcase/ Display Shelf/ Room Divider
By Evans Clark, Glenn of California
Located in Highland, IN
This fantastic folding piece by Evans Clark for Glenn of California can serve as a bookcase, a display shelf or a room divider. The mahogany case has five shelves on each side attach...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

20th Century Mahogany Maple Fruitwood English Display Cabinet, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Particular English bookcase / writing desk from 20th century. Furniture carved and inlaid in mahogany, maple and fruitwood of beautiful lines and pleasant decor. Bookcase equipped wi...
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Mid-20th Century British Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Vintage Jasper Oriental Chinoiserie Red Display China Cabinet Curio Credenza
By Jasper Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinoiserie / Oriental style three piece display cabinet by Jasper Cabinet Company. Item features high quality solid wood construction, red painted finish with gold trim, han...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

English Chinoiserie Green Distress Painted Tall George III Curio Display Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage English Chinoiserie style green distress painted tall George III Curio display cabinet. Item features green and gold distress painted finish, decorative figures/scenes throug...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Evans Clark Glenn of California Folding Bookcase/ Display Shelf/ Room Divider
By Evans Clark, Glenn of California
Located in Chicago, IL
Evans Clark Glenn of California Folding Bookcase/ Display Shelf/ Room Divider. Manner of Milo Baughman Style of Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouve
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Two Modern Black Lacquered Brass Curio Display Cabinets by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Dallas, TX
Two modern Mastercraft black lacquered, brass and glass display cabinets or vitrines. These beautiful cabinets feature a burnished brass over a black lacquered frame, three adjustabl...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

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Midcentury Wood Display Case For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury wood display case you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, glass and metal, every midcentury wood display case was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a midcentury wood display case, we have 199 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury wood display case you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury wood display case is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury wood display case that is appealing in its simplicity, but Henredon, Mastercraft and Evans Clark produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Wood Display Case?

The average selling price for a midcentury wood display case at 1stDibs is $3,496, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $61,605 for the highest priced.

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 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.

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