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Danish Teak Bar Trolly with Expandable Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rolling Danish modern bar is in great condition. The unit features a pullout formica covered serving or chopping surface.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Teak Bar Trolly with Expandable Top
  • Danish Teak Bar Trolly with Expandable Top
  • Danish Teak Bar Trolly with Expandable Top
  • Danish Teak Bar Trolly with Expandable Top
H 24.75 in. W 31.25 in. D 17.75 in.
Dieter Waeckerlin Teak Shelf with Seagrass Sliding Doors a Bar or Desk, 1950s
By Behr, Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare teak shelf system by Dieter Waeckerlin with seagrass sliding doors. One cabinet with a bar or a desk and one cabinet with two sliding doors. Measurements: W 178 cm, H 175 cm, ...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Seagrass, Glass, Teak

Sleek 1950s Danish Modern Teak Bar Cart with Shelf
Located in San Diego, CA
Super rare and extremely sleek Danish modern teak wood bar / tea cart with shelf, circa 1950s. The cart has a collapsible shelf at the end of the top shelf and a railed edge. There i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

  • Sleek 1950s Danish Modern Teak Bar Cart with Shelf
  • Sleek 1950s Danish Modern Teak Bar Cart with Shelf
  • Sleek 1950s Danish Modern Teak Bar Cart with Shelf
  • Sleek 1950s Danish Modern Teak Bar Cart with Shelf
H 32.25 in. W 38.75 in. D 20.75 in.
Scandinavian Modern Dry Bar with Low Back Stools in Teak
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning mid-century modern dry bar features teak construction and comes paired with matched low back thirty inch bar stools. Natural teak finish with black laminate fronts, the...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

Johannes Andersen Bar in Teak with Formica, Manufactured by Dyrlund, Denmark
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
1960´s Bar in teak with formica surfaces. Opens up with bottle interior and glass shelves. Designed by Johannes Andersen and manufactured by Dyrlund, Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

Carl Axel Acking Cabinet in Teak with Illuminated Dry Bar
By Bodafors, Carl-Axel Acking
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carl Axel Acking for Bodafors, cabinet with dry bar, teak, beech, brass, glass, Sweden, 1950s This sculptural and refined dry bar features the typical characteristics of Scandinavia...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Beech, Teak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Corner Cabinet with Bar Unit, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak corner cabinet with bar unit, 1960s. Very elegant cabinet with large mirrored dry bar, three wide drawers with dovetail joints and an open shelf. Scul...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Corner Cupboards

Materials

Teak

Tall Teak Danish Modern Credenza with Bar
Located in Berkeley, CA
This fantastic Danish modern tall teak credenza offers a solution for organization, storage, and entertaining! This stunning storage piece offers two bays. The left oriented bay offe...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

  • Tall Teak Danish Modern Credenza with Bar
  • Tall Teak Danish Modern Credenza with Bar
  • Tall Teak Danish Modern Credenza with Bar
  • Tall Teak Danish Modern Credenza with Bar
H 44 in. W 66.5 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Teak Wall Unit with Dry Bar
Located in Delft, NL
Mid-Century Modern teak wall unit with dry bar. A teak compartment with sliding glass doors A teak shelve And a teak dry bar with flip door compartment, including key The mea...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Wall Unit with Dry Bar
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Wall Unit with Dry Bar
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Wall Unit with Dry Bar
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Wall Unit with Dry Bar
H 68.9 in. W 31.5 in. D 28.35 in.
Mid-Century Modern Beautility Credenza in Teak with Secret Bar
By Beautility
Located in Berkeley, CA
This long and low English Mid-Century Modern credenza by Beautility offers clean Danish lines with tasteful detailing. This credenza offers a left bay with a fixed shelf as well as t...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Refinished Danish 1960s Sideboard in Teak with Integrated Bar Section
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish sideboard in teak from the 1960s with an integrated bar section. The well-shaped and well-crafted sideboard is in good vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Refinished Danish 1960s Sideboard in Teak with Integrated Bar Section
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish sideboard in teak from the 1960s with an integrated bar section. The well shaped and well crafted sideboard has been checked and refinished by our cabinetmaker and is in good...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Six-Drawer Teak Desk with Front Side Shelves and Bar Storage
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Classic Danish modern desk is finished on both sides- 6 drawers with elongated organic shaped pulls and key-locking top drawers face the desk user while display/bookshelves and ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks

Materials

Teak

Postmodern Avant Garde Credenza with Dry Bar by Luigi Brusotti, 1950s
By Luigi Brusotti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Luigi Brusotti designed this masterpiece in Italy in the 1950s. In this truly magnificent piece you can see a first manifestation of the Postmodern era which will lead into the fa...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Post-Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mirror, Opaline Glass, Beech, Teak

Revolving Danish Teak Corner Cabinet Bookcase with Mirrored Bar Reveal, 1970s
By Omann Jun Møbelfabrik
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Bookshelf cabinet revolves to reveal a mirrored back bar with cut-outs for bottles and open storage space for barware. Triangle design is perfect for tucking into a corner. Stamped "...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Mirror, Teak

Danish Teak Dry Bar and Serving Cart with Locking Storage Cabinet by Dyrlund
By Dyrlund
Located in Peabody, MA
Danish teak drinks serving cart with locking storage cabinet with ample space for liquor bottles and a flatware drawer for serving utensils. Also features a spill resistant laminate ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Laminate, Teak

Sculptural Danish Teak Bar with Sliding Top
Located in Houston, TX
Sculptural Danish bar cart in teak with a black laminate surface. Cart has excellent lines with a wonderful use of negative space. Serving table top slides into place an extends. A s...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

Danish Teak Bar with Caned Doors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish Rolling Bar with caned doors and leather cabinet pulls. Interior has one adjustable shelf and one drawer. Casters are hidden and the top has black laminate surface.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Dry Bars

  • Danish Teak Bar with Caned Doors
  • Danish Teak Bar with Caned Doors
  • Danish Teak Bar with Caned Doors
  • Danish Teak Bar with Caned Doors
H 29 in. W 42 in. D 18 in.
Danish Teak Bar in a Box with Flip-Top
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ingenious bar on rollers that closes in to a box that can be locked. When opened bar reveals a flip-top which doubles the serving surface which is covered in a black laminate. Drawer...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Dry Bars

Materials

Steel, Brass

  • Danish Teak Bar in a Box with Flip-Top
  • Danish Teak Bar in a Box with Flip-Top
  • Danish Teak Bar in a Box with Flip-Top
  • Danish Teak Bar in a Box with Flip-Top
H 35 in. W 23 in. D 17.75 in.
Vintage Mini Bar with Fridge Bosch Teak, 1970s
By Bösch
Located in The Hague, NL
Mobile mini bar, bottle storage, serving tray, fridge, minibar, sideboard and ice-cube maker. teak veneer and chrome. Brakes on the wheels in case of need. 220v 85 watt In good a...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Chrome

  • Vintage Mini Bar with Fridge Bosch Teak, 1970s
  • Vintage Mini Bar with Fridge Bosch Teak, 1970s
  • Vintage Mini Bar with Fridge Bosch Teak, 1970s
  • Vintage Mini Bar with Fridge Bosch Teak, 1970s
H 36.23 in. W 35.04 in. D 18.12 in.
Kurt Østervig Bar Cabinet with Two Side Tables by K.P Møbler in Denmark
By Kurt Østervig
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare bar cabinet with two side tables desigend by Kurt Østervig. Produced by K.P Møbler in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Formica, Glass, Rosewood, Teak

1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet with Marquetry
Located in Stockholm, SE
Exceptional Swedish modern cabinet. Made in Sweden during the 1940s. Made from solid beech and teak wood. Embossed pattern on the doors as well as a Fine marquetry line of lighter wo...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Beech, Teak

  • 1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet with Marquetry
  • 1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet with Marquetry
  • 1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet with Marquetry
  • 1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet with Marquetry
H 61.03 in. W 44.49 in. D 17.72 in.
Vintage Midcentury Dry Bar with Engraving by JG Bibiena
Located in Paris, France
Stunning and rare tall Italian cocktail cabinet/dry bar made from solid Afromsia (African Teak). This dry bar boasts fantastic curved lines and a "slide out" mixing shelf. This vinta...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

Expandable Danish Modern Dry Bar with Floating Expandable Top
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Danish modern bar that locks and has all original keys. What sets this dry bar apart is that the top expands left and right with each side moving up to an additional ten inc...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Laminate, Teak

Ingvard Jensen Teak Rolling Cart with Sliding Tray Top
By J. Ingvard Jensen Odense
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ingvard Jensen teak rolling cart with sliding tray top revealing a black laminate storage surface. Tray top has gentle rolled pie crust edge and cart rolls freely on casters.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Laminate, Teak

Danish Modern Portable Bar with Four Stools by Johannes Andersen
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Practical folding teak bar on casters that can be positioned at different angles comes with ice bucket and two serving trays and four bar stools.
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak, Masonite

Verner Panton Cubic Bar Table with Brass Pull's by France & Son Denmark
By Verner Panton
Located in Utrecht, NL
Wonderful 1961 Studio Line cubic bar by Verner Panton for France & Son with brass hinges and pull-handle's and removable sliding serving tray in bright ash above storage room. The c...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Scandinavian Bar Cabinet in Teak with Brass Details
Located in Karlstad, SE
An elegant Swedish bar cabinet in teak. This cabinet gives a very minimalistic impression when closed. But open, it gives a more luxurious feeling. When you open it, a lamp hidden be...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Angle Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors
By Skovmand and Andersen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Corner cabinet or corner Scandinavian teak and edited by Skovmand Andersen. Consists of two parts two and three adjustable shelves. Bar in its upper part with turntable. Doors curtains.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Cabinets

Materials

Teak

  • Angle Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors
  • Angle Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors
  • Angle Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors
  • Angle Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors
H 61.42 in. W 36.62 in. D 25.99 in.
Danish Teak Credenza/Hutch with Bar Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modernist Teak Credenza with built in Hutch and pull out Bar shelf, Denmark. High quality cabinet with subtle modernist teak front, containing three off central drawers, three felt l...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Teak Credenza/Hutch with Bar Table
  • Danish Teak Credenza/Hutch with Bar Table
  • Danish Teak Credenza/Hutch with Bar Table
  • Danish Teak Credenza/Hutch with Bar Table
H 59 in. W 51.5 in. D 17.25 in.
Danish Teak Sideboard with Bar
Located in Berkeley, CA
Scandinavian teak high sideboard cabinet with dramatic angled sliding doors. Interior consists of adjustable shelves and a mirrored back bar in rosewood with felt lined silverware dr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Teak Sideboard with Bar
H 45.25 in. W 78.75 in. D 18.38 in.
Danish Modern Teak Sideboard with Bar
By Gunni Omann
Located in Los Angeles, CA
unique high teak sideboard with four sliding front doors and four drawers painted two tone by Pernille Albers, tapered legs with stretchers, inside with several shelves, cutlery draw...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Credenzas

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Modern Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Modern Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Modern Teak Sideboard with Bar
  • Danish Modern Teak Sideboard with Bar
H 44 in. W 78 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Italian Teak Wall Unit Sideboard Bookcase with Bar by Silvio Cavatorta
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Vintage Italian livingroom furniture by Silvio Cavatorta with bar cabinet, storage space, bookshelves and bar. This Mid-Century Modern design wall unit / sideboard /buffet /bookcase ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Danish Teak 3 Drawer Credenza Sideboard with Bar Storage
Located in Portland, ME
Stately 360 degree finished Teak Sideboard with three drawers on the top, having curved faces and hidden channel pulls. The three sliding front doors have expertly crafted inverted t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany, Teak

Arne Vodder Teak Desk with Built in Bar
By Arne Vodder
Located in Kansas City, MO
Great design Arne Vodder desk. Wonderful configuration of drawers, built in bar and sliding panel revealing storage.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks

Materials

Mirror, Teak

  • Arne Vodder Teak Desk with Built in Bar
  • Arne Vodder Teak Desk with Built in Bar
  • Arne Vodder Teak Desk with Built in Bar
  • Arne Vodder Teak Desk with Built in Bar
H 29 in. W 73.5 in. D 43.5 in.
Danish Teak Tall Sideboard Bar with Curved Front
Located in Southampton, NJ
This tall Danish teak sideboard on raised legs has a stunning and unique look with it's curved front. Sliding doors open to reveal shelving, feature pedestal shelves and a mirrored b...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Unique Large 3 Peice Modular Teak Sideboard with Bar
Located in Houston, TX
Left portion opens up to a single shelf. Grooved textured center portion has four large drawers. Right portion opens up to reveal a dry bar with ample bottle storage and storage for ...
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Vintage 1960s European Credenzas

Dieter Waeckerlin Teak Shelf with Seagrass Sliding Doors a Bar or Desk, 1950s
By Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare teak shelf system by Dieter Waeckerlin with seagrass sliding doors. One cabinet with a bar or a desk and one cabinet with two sliding doors. Measurements: W 178 cm, H 175 cm, D ...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Seagrass, Glass, Teak

Dyrlund Modular Wall Unit Modell 2000 with Bar, Danish Modern, Solid Teak, 1960s
By Dyrlund
Located in Hamburg, DE
Midcentury vintage wall shelf - system 2000 from the late 1960s in the rare timelessly airy-light design by the renowned furniture manufacturer Dyrlund Denmark. This Danish wall cab...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Scandinivain Modern Sideboard with Bar
Located in Berkeley, CA
Teak credenza with sliding doors, drop-front bar in center, above series of three drawers with bentwood pulls.
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak, Glass

  • Scandinivain Modern Sideboard with Bar
  • Scandinivain Modern Sideboard with Bar
  • Scandinivain Modern Sideboard with Bar
  • Scandinivain Modern Sideboard with Bar
H 34 in. W 72 in. D 16 in.
Postmodern Avant Garde Credenza with Dry Bar by Luigi Brusotti, 1950s
By Luigi Brusotti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Luigi Brusotti designed this masterpiece in Italy in the 1950s. In this truly magnificent piece you can see a first manifestation of the postmodern era which will lead into the f...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Credenzas

Materials

Mirror, Opaline Glass, Beech, Teak

Avant Garde Trompe L'oeuil Credenza with Dry Bar by Luigi Brusotti, 1950s
By Luigi Brusotti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Luigi Brusotti designed this masterpiece in Italy in the 1950s. In this truly magnificent piece you can see a first manifestation of the postmodern era which will lead into the f...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Credenzas

Materials

Mirror, Opaline Glass, Beech, Teak

Beautiful Teak Expanding Bar with Two Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning teak wood expanding bar features a slatted design with the ability to expand and fold up. A compact design that offers plenty of room for storage and a surprising abili...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Teak

Danish Teak Corner Dry Bar Cabinet with Tambour Doors, circa 1960s
Located in Peabody, MA
Danish teak corner cabinet with tambour doors. Upper section includes a backlight, mirrors, a glass shelf, and two storage drawers. pull-out shelf for preparing drinks. Lower section...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Teak

Midcentury Teak Bar with Stools by Johannes Andersen
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing teak bar with two stools by Johannes Andersen. Decor of round inlays on the front and on the back, brass bar footrest. Formica dressed inside, glass shelves and compartments ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Dry Bar with Flip Out Top
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful, simple, practical and timeless vintage Danish or Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern teak dry bar with flip out wing top. This cabinet is in absolutely wonderful condition wit...
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Laminate, Teak

1960s, Poul Cadovius Teak with Golden Supports Dry Bar or Book Case by Cado
By Poul Cadovius, Cado
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful and rare freestanding / wall unit designed by Poul Cadovius for Cado, Denmark. This cabinet is made of teak. The system includes three standing free supports. Five books...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Danish Teak Bar Cabinet with Five Drawers
Located in Malmo, SE
Mid-Century Modern Danish teak cabinet with five drawers for storage and a bar unit on top. The bar unit is equipped with functional lightning feature and mirror interior. The unit i...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • Midcentury Danish Teak Bar Cabinet with Five Drawers
  • Midcentury Danish Teak Bar Cabinet with Five Drawers
  • Midcentury Danish Teak Bar Cabinet with Five Drawers
  • Midcentury Danish Teak Bar Cabinet with Five Drawers
H 51.19 in. W 23.63 in. D 15.75 in.
Curved Teak Writing Desk with Bar
Located in Vancouver, BC
Gorgeous teak desk from Denmark with a very unusual shape. Drawers down one side and a very cool tambour door section on the other side that opens to show a revolving bar with mirror...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Desks

Materials

Teak

  • Curved Teak Writing Desk with Bar
  • Curved Teak Writing Desk with Bar
  • Curved Teak Writing Desk with Bar
  • Curved Teak Writing Desk with Bar
H 29 in. W 54 in. D 28 in.
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Corner Cabinet with Bar Unit, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak corner cabinet with bar unit, 1960s. Very elegant cabinet with large mirrored bar unit, three wide drawers open shelf. Sculpted grips in solid teak. D...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Corner Cupboards

Materials

Teak

Arne Vodder for Sibast of Denmark Teak Wet Bar Media Cabinet with Tambour Doors
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This credenza is in excellent condition! If features grain matched tambour doors, top access storage for glassware, removable vertical dividers and excellent construction. Local ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Rare Mid-Mod Drinks Cabinet with Hidden Bar
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Rare Mid-Century Modern teak server or credenza with swinging “library” drinks cabinet. Doors open for extra storage. Great conversation piece.
Category

Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Tall Danish Modern Teak and Oak Cupboard with Bar
Located in Berkeley, CA
This tall Danish modern cupboard offers exceptional storage and design details. The left door is accessed by key and drops to reveal two drawers and adjustable shelving. A tall cabin...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Teak

Teak Cabinet With Bar For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the teak cabinet with bar you’re looking for. A teak cabinet with bar — often made from hardwood, teak and wood — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect teak cabinet with bar — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right teak cabinet with bar, those designed in Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made teak cabinet with bar over the years, but those crafted by Carl-Axel Acking, Behr and Bodafors are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Teak Cabinet With Bar?

A teak cabinet with bar can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,820, while the lowest priced sells for $1,750 and the highest can go for as much as $8,700.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

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.