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Warren Church Lane Perception

Vintage Lane Furniture "Perception" Cupboard by Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, the "Perception" series created by Warren Church for Lane Furniture of Virginia. This custom modified
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

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Wood, Hardwood, Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century Lane "Perception" Extendable Dining Table by Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
table from Lane Furniture of Altavista, Virginia. Designed for their highly sought-after "Perception
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century "Perception" Sideboard by Warren Church for Lane Furniture
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
highly collectable "Perception" series designed by Warren Church for Lane Furniture of Virginia
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Oak, Walnut

Vintage "Perception" 6-Drawer Dresser by Warren Church for Lane
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Furniture's renowned "Perception" series, designed by Warren Church, features six spacious pull-out drawers
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Formica, Wood, Hardwood, Oak, Walnut

Warren Church for Lane Perception Mid Century Walnut Single Nightstand
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Warren Church for Lane Perception mid century walnut single nightstand This nightstand measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Warren Church for Lane Perception MCM Rectangle Nightstand Side End Table
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Warren Church for Lane Perception Mid Century Rectangle Nightstand Side End Table Table measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Modern "Perception" Walnut Dresser by Warren Church for Lane
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous mid century modern “perception” walnut dresser designed by Warren Church for Lane, in the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

MCM Console Cabinet & Mirror Style Lane Perception Basket Weave Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
detail done in the style of Lane Furniture from their Perception line designed by Warren C. Church. These
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Mirror

Vintage "Perception" Stone Inlay Coffee Table by Warren Church for Lane
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid century coffee table by Lane. This elegant table features walnut and oak wood construction
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Warren Church Designed Dresser for Lane
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall chest of drawers with warm walnut grain and woven front. Designed by Warren Church for his
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

  • Warren Church Designed Dresser for Lane
  • Warren Church Designed Dresser for Lane
  • Warren Church Designed Dresser for Lane
  • Warren Church Designed Dresser for Lane
H 45.75 in W 38 in D 19 in
Lane "Perception" Nightstands by Warren Church
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning midcentury Lane Nightstands. An elegant basket weave finish design, rectangular drawers
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Midcentury Walnut Coffee Table by Warren Church for Lane Company
By Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Handsome 1960s Perception coffee table, designed by Warren Church for Virginia-based Lane Company
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Warren Church Vintage Drawer Chest High Board for Lane Altavista Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Munich, Bavaria
A drawers chest in walnut and oak are designed by Warren Church for the "Perception" line by Lane
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Modern Lane Perception Group extension dining with table 3 leaves
By Lane Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
: 57. Walnut dining table from the Perception Group by Lane Furniture. Designed by Warren Church
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut, Oak

Mid Century MODERN Walnut + Oak END TABLES by Lane Perception, a Pair
By Lane Furniture
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Mid Century Modern Walnut and Oak End Tables / Side Tables by Warren Church for Lane Perception
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Lane Perception Mid Century Walnut Dining Table
Located in Las Vegas, NV
dining table from the Perception Group by Lane Furniture. Designed by Warren Church. Lower Sculpted legs
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Vintage 1950s Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

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Lane Perception Midcentury Walnut Expanding Dining Table with 2 Leaves
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Lane perception midcentury walnut expanding dining table with 2 leaves. This table measures: 42 wide x 42 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 25.25 inches, each leaf measure...
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Warren Church Lane Perception Walnut Credenza
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
Designed by Warren Church for Lane "Perception", circa 1960. Features three full drawers and a side
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Mid-Century Modern Warren Church Lane Perception Extension Dining Table
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
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Warren Church/Lane Perception MCM Walnut Sideboard Credenza Buffet/Hutch
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Warren Church for Lane Perception Mid Century walnut sideboard credenza buffet and hutch Buffet and
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Mid-Century Modern Warren Church for Lane Perception Tall Chest of Drawers
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
by Warren Church for Lane Furniture's 'Perception' line. Features 5 dovetailed drawers with sculpted
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Console Cabinet and Mirror Basket Weave Style Lane Perception by Warren Church
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in Topeka, KS
detail done in the style of Lane Furniture from their Perception line designed by Warren C. Church. These
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Warren Church for Lane Perception MCM Walnut Cat's Eye Dining Chairs, Set 6
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in Countryside, IL
Warren Church for Lane perception mid century walnut cat's eye dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Warren Church for Lane Perception Walnut Coffee Table
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Esperance, NY
Warren church for Lane perception walnut coffee table. Table is very well made and has a great
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Warren Church for Lane Perception Midcentury Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Warren church for Lane perception midcentury 10 person walnut surfboard dining table This table is
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Warren Church for Lane Mid-Century Modern Gentleman's Chests, Pair
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut gentleman's chest designed by Warren Church for the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Unique Miniature Mid-Century Modern Credenza for Lane by Warren Church
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The wonderful basket weave design integrated into the Perception series for Lane offers a unique
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Lane Perception Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables, Pair
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Located in South Bend, IN
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Classic Mid-Century Modern Five-Drawer Walnut Chest by Lane Perception
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Located in Buffalo, NY
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Warren Church for Lane Mid-Century Modern Walnut Gentleman's Chest, 1960s
By Lane Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern walnut gentleman's chest designed by Warren Church for the
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Mid-Century Modern Full Headboard Lane Perception
By Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
designed by Warren Church for Lane Perception Line, in very good condition. Walnut strands woven top detail
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Mid-Century Modern Lane Perception Surfboard Coffee Table
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Located in Chattanooga, TN
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Large Walnut and Ash Media Console or Cocktail Table with Travertine
Located in South Charleston, WV
Like new. Lane Latavista, perception series, Warren Church. Measures: 66" wide, 20" deep and 16
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Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Warren Church Lane 'Perception' Dining Chairs
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Located in Wilmington, DE
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Mid-Century Modern Warren Church Lane Perception Triple Dresser Credenza 222-07
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
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Set of 6 Mid-Century Danish Modern Warren Church Tear Drop Perception Dining Cha
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a Set of 6 Mid-Century Danish Modern Warren Church Lane Perception Dining Chairs. These
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Lane 'Perception' Coffee Table by Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Littleton, CO
'Perception' walnut coffee table with lattice-front drawer and triangle legs by Warren Church for
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Sideboard / Credenza by Warren Church for Lane Perception Series
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in Belmont, MA
Gorgeous walnut credenza / sideboard from Lane Furniture's Perception series designed by Warren
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Mid Century Lane Perception Coffee Table by Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Classic perception coffee table, for Lane by Warren Church. This example is in very good, clean
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Pair of Warren Church for Lane Perception Walnut and Brass End Tables
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut side tables, designed by Warren Church for Lane
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MCM Walnut & Oak Pair Lane Perception Dining Host Arm Chairs by Warren C. Church
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Set of 2 Bachelor Chests by Warren Church for Lane
By Lane Acclaim, Warren C. Church
Located in South Charleston, WV
Lane, perception series by Lane 1962 Designed by Warren Church Walnut, oak Measures: Each
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Re-Finished Mid Century Modern Lane Credenza By Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stretcher and sculpted lip pulls. Best described in Lane's original 60's catalog for their "
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Set of 2 Single Sized Beds by Warren Church for Lane
By Lane Acclaim, Warren C. Church
Located in South Charleston, WV
Lane, Perception Series by Lane 1962 Designed by Warren Church Walnut, oak Each bed frame
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MCM Console Dresser or Chest of Drawers by Warren Church for Lane Perception
By Lane Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Warren Church for Lane’s Perception line collection. Comprised of walnut with brass and wood sculptured
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Rare and Novel Vanity by Warren Church
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in South Charleston, WV
Newly restored top as of 12 May 2020, new photos added. This model vanity by Warren Church model
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Pair of Lane Nightstands by Warren Church
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century walnut nightstands with basket weave door fronts from the Lane "Perception" series by
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Lane Mid-Century Modern Perception Highboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Lane mid-century modern perception highboy dresser designed by Warren Church. Five drawer highboy
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Lane Mid-Century Modern Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Lane mid-century modern dresser Perception Line designed by Warren Church. Seven Drawer Mid Century
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H 30 in W 60 in D 19 in
Midcentury Danish Modern Warren Church Lane Perception Dining Chair
By Lane Furniture
Located in New Hyde Park, NY
Designed by Warren Church for Lane "Perception", circa 1960. In excellent condition with age
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Pair of Warren Church End Tables for Lane, Perception Collection
By Warren C. Church
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of midcentury side tables, walnut and oak with basketweave fronted drawer, brass ball accents over tapered legs.
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Walnut Mid Century Coffee Table by Warren Church for Lane Co.
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in North Hollywood, CA
by Warren Church as part of the Perception Line for Lane, employs a classic "surfboard" rounded edge
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Lane Furniture Perception by Warren Church Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Warren C. Church, Lane Furniture
Located in Amherst, NH
Mid-Century Modern 1960s set of six dining chairs by Lane Furniture and designed by Warren Church
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Cowhide, Ash

Diminutive Mid-Century Commode
By Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church
Located in Oaks, PA
narrow with woven front and centre handle, with two larger drawers below. Designed by Warren Church as
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Walnut

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H 30 in W 36 in D 19 in
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Warren Church Lane Perception For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic warren church lane perception available at 1stDibs. Each warren church lane perception for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and animal skin. Your living room may not be complete without a warren church lane perception — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right warren church lane perception, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one warren church lane perception that is appealing in its simplicity, but Lane Furniture, Warren C. Church and Lane Acclaim produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Warren Church Lane Perception?

Prices for a warren church lane perception start at $575 and top out at $3,195 with the average selling for $1,825.

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.

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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.