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Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard Credenza by White and Newton Danish Style
By White & Newton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Produced by British furniture maker White & Newton of Portsmouth circa 1960s. White & Newton were
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

English Modern Teak Credenza by White + Newton
By White & Newton
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: England Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: White + Newton Era: 1960s Materials: Teak
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Credenza in White Bronze Mid-Century Modern Dresser
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
original finish. Mid-Century Modern Credenza in White Bronze, Mid-Century Modern Dresser by Paul Size: 80
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Metal, Sheet Metal

Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary mid-century modernism credenza beautifully crafted and in great condition has been
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Credenza
H 30 in. W 72 in. D 20 in.
1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary Mid-Century Modern credenza is hand-crafted out of walnut and is in great
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenza
H 32 in. W 72 in. D 22 in.
1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary vintage danish mid-century modern credenza in great condition hand-crafted out
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Steel

  • 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenza
  • 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenza
H 29 in. W 62 in. D 21.5 in.
Modern White Credenza
Located in Pasadena, TX
White credenza. Measures: 84". Chrome legs and pulls in a high gloss white finish. Ample
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

  • Modern White Credenza
  • Modern White Credenza
  • Modern White Credenza
  • Modern White Credenza
H 30 in. W 84.25 in. D 24.25 in.
Stunning Swedish Mid-Century Modern 12 Drawer Dresser Credenza White Metal Legs
By George Nelson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Stunning Swedish Mid-Century Modern 12 drawer dresser credenza white laminate top and metal legs
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Walnut Credenza
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage mid-century refinished credenza with painted white doors. Yea defect size with working
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Mid-Century Walnut Credenza
  • Mid-Century Walnut Credenza
  • Mid-Century Walnut Credenza
  • Mid-Century Walnut Credenza
H 32.5 in. W 19.25 in. D 66 in.
Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Credenza
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern Drexel Declaration buffet Credenza by Kipp Stewart and Stewart McDougall
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern White Lacquer Faux Finish Door 4 Doors Credenza on Brass Base
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern faux lacquer finish stunning bamboo like brass stretcher base long credenza
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Style Grass Cloth Credenza
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern sideboard features three cabinet doors with unique brass pulls that
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Fantastic Pop Modern Red Plastic Front Credenza, Mid-Century
By Raymond Loewy
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pop modern red plastic front credenza. Wonderful chrome details accent the edges and the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Scrumptious Harvey Probber Enameled Door Credenza Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
decorative motif. Dark mahogany case with brass pulls and sabots; white-lacquered interior drawer fronts
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass, Enamel

Mid Century Faux Bamboo Credenza
By Hill Manufacturing
Located in Redding, CT
Mid Century faux bamboo credenza. Carved solid oak construction throughtout with a white laminate
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Laminate, Wood, Oak

  • Mid Century Faux Bamboo Credenza
  • Mid Century Faux Bamboo Credenza
  • Mid Century Faux Bamboo Credenza
  • Mid Century Faux Bamboo Credenza
H 30 in. W 59 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Credenza mid-century modern
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous kip stewart drexel declaration walnut credenza. This piece has an amazing vintage patina
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Vintage 1970s American Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Dresser Credenza by Calvin for Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant 5-drawer credenza with large storage compartment which features a shelf
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Nickel, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Modern Mahogany Credenza with Blue Laminate Surface
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Italian credenza in mahogany with sky blue laminate surface, sculpted brass pulls, and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Brass

Simple + Classic Walnut Mid-Century Modern Credenza by American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Simple + perfect Mid-Century Modern walnut Credenza / Media stand designed by Merton Gershun for
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Style Three-Door Credenza in Black
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
-century modern design & architecture, and the glitz and glam of the old Hollywood Regency era. ModShop
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Scrap Wood

Modern Walnut Credenza
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
modern Industrial flair to your space! specs Period/Model: New; Mid-Century Modern Inspired Specs
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Modern Walnut Credenza
  • Modern Walnut Credenza
  • Modern Walnut Credenza
  • Modern Walnut Credenza
H 29.25 in. W 66.5 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Credenza with Lucite Legs & Walnut Hickory Oak Recycled Wood
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
-century modern design & architecture, and the glitz and glam of the old Hollywood Regency era. ModShop
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Lucite, Hickory, Oak, Walnut

American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut Credenza
By American of Martinsville
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautifully detailed proportioned walnut American of Martinsville credenza in great original
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Modern Executive Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary 1960s modern Danish executive cabinet hand-crafted out of walnut professionally
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Metal

Mid Century Server Credenza Attributed to Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Nice Mid-Century Modern credenza having a large cabinet bottom and a tall vertical display shelf
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Modern Iron Credenza
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Period/Model: New; Mid-Century Modern inspired Specs: Weathered pine, steel, glass Dimensions H
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

  • Modern Iron Credenza
  • Modern Iron Credenza
  • Modern Iron Credenza
  • Modern Iron Credenza
H 29.25 in. W 66.5 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century, English Credenza and Dry Bar by Beautility
By Beautility
Located in Atlanta, GA
This vintage mid-century credenza was designed and manufactured by 'beautility furniture' in
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass, Chrome

Retro Modern White Lacquered Credenza with Walnut Trim, Brass Pulls
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
found during their travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern design & architecture, and
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Maple

Mid-Century Modern Sideboard "Series 3" by Dieter Waeckerlin Idealheim White
By Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in Munster, DE
Dieter Waeckerlin designed the Series 3 sideboard for Idealheim in 1963. Four drawers of different sizes and two doors form the front of the piece of furniture. Three slide-in shelve...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Formica, Walnut

Modern Credenza Hand-Cut Walnut Chevron Detail & Lion Head Hardware, White Case
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern design & architecture, and the glitz and glam of
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Style 3-Door Amalfi Credenza in White w/ Recycled Wood Door Fronts
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
found during their travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern design & architecture, and
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Scrap Wood

Milo Baughman Style Lacquer and Rosewood Credenza Chrome Accents Mid-Century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This credenza newly lacquered in white and having wonderfully grained three rosewood drawers and
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Lovely Milo Baughman Style Lattice Front Aluminum Edge Credenza Mid Century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely Milo Baughman-style white lacquered credenza cabinet. Asian-inspired lattice relief detailed
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Lucite, Wood

Mid-Century Style Bleached Walnut Storage Credenza with Lucite & Brass Hardware
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
), drawing inspiration from items found during their travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Modern White Three-Door Credenza with Geometric Detail and Brass Legs
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
from items found during their travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern design
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Lucite

Modern Walnut Credenza the Peabody Collection
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/model: Mid-Century
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2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Style 3-Door Antiqued Mirror Credenza in Grey w/ Lucite Hardware
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
The Juliette Credenza with Modshop's classic matte white or Greystone finish and gorgeous antique
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Exquisite Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
wood front drawer pulls, and an elegant ebonized wood finish. This beautiful credenza has a white
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Reykjavik Sideboard in Walnut and Brass
By Railis Kotlevs
Located in Husavik, IS
fully covered with insurance. White glove delivery service available upon request. Customization
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2010s Latvian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Steel, Brass

Laska Credenza in Quarter-Sawn White Oak, Sliding Doors, Customizable
By Rather Well Design
Located in Louisville, KY
The Laska credenza is built in our Brooklyn studio using premium hardwoods and thoughtfully
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Glass Display Cases, a Pair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1960s A matched pair of midcentury modern walnut and glass display cases. These were likely
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Glass, Laminate, Walnut

Florence Knoll Two Bay White Marble and Teak Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Sharon, CT
Designed by Florence Knoll, manufactured by Knoll Associates. White marble top, with hole on left
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

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

Materials

Grasscloth, Birch, Lacquer

Italian Credenza, circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
Mid-century design Italian credenza, circa 1950s. Lacquered white wooden cabinet with four
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Credenza, circa 1950s
  • Italian Credenza, circa 1950s
  • Italian Credenza, circa 1950s
  • Italian Credenza, circa 1950s
H 25.99 in. W 66.15 in. D 20.87 in.
Midcentury White Door Credenza Paul McCobb Planner Group #1514 Black Lacquer
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful midcentury tall credenza by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group #1514 has 1 adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Cerused White Wash Oak Drop Front Secretary Desk Bookcase Credenza
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Multi use limed oak credenza with built in drop front secretary. Beautiful large and heavy circular
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak

Elko Credenza, Linear
Located in Northfield, MN
While designed for a more compact space, the Elko Credenza Small delivers enough storage capacity
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

  • Elko Credenza, Linear
  • Elko Credenza, Linear
  • Elko Credenza, Linear
  • Elko Credenza, Linear
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H 24 in. W 45 in. D 17 in.
1960s Pristine White Long Custom Credenza Bronze Mahogany E. Escudero Mexico
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in National City, CA
Dramatic credenza Long custom credenza, Mexico late 1950s early 1960s Mahogany wood with white
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Bronze

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black and White Lacquered Credenza or Record Cabinet
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern credenza, bar cabinet, or record cabinet By Paul McCobb for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Two-Tone White Lacquer Oiled Walnut Low Long Credenza Dresser Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Danish modern two-tone 5 Drawers 4 doors credenza cabinet. Interesting architectural
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

American of Martinsville Credenza
By American of Martinsville
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous refinished walnut credenza painted white with walnut accent wood left side drawers. Great
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • American of Martinsville Credenza
  • American of Martinsville Credenza
  • American of Martinsville Credenza
  • American of Martinsville Credenza
H 30.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 60 in.
Midcentury Faux Marble Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern sideboard with a unique lacquered finish. A sculpted front with metal
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Lacquer

  • Midcentury Faux Marble Credenza
  • Midcentury Faux Marble Credenza
  • Midcentury Faux Marble Credenza
  • Midcentury Faux Marble Credenza
H 34.5 in. W 87 in. D 20.5 in.
White Lacquered Credenza with Hand-Cut Walnut Scale Detailing and Lucite Legs
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
), drawing inspiration from items found during their travels worldwide, in vintage stores, mid-century modern
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Laska Credenza in Quarter-Sawn White Oak, Three Drawers, One Door, Customizable
By Rather Well Design
Located in Louisville, KY
The Laska credenza is built in our Louisville, KY studio using premium hardwoods and thoughtfully
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Oak

Wooden Credenza with Six Shelves
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Mid-Century Modern credenza with six shelves. It has a birch veneer body, old formica on top and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

  • Wooden Credenza with Six Shelves
  • Wooden Credenza with Six Shelves
  • Wooden Credenza with Six Shelves
  • Wooden Credenza with Six Shelves
H 27.56 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pasadena, TX
Harvey Probber Fall River Mass 62" Harvey Probber Credenza Stunning credenza in a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

  • Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
  • Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
  • Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
  • Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
H 36.75 in. W 62.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Art Deco Style White Lacquer Credenza w/ Arch Detail and Lucite & Brass Accents
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
vintage stores, mid-century modern design & architecture, and the glitz and glam of the old Hollywood
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Bruno Hansen Danish Rosewood Credenza
By Bruno Hansen
Located in Oakland, CA
Finely crafted Brazilian rosewood credenza attributed to Bruno Hansen, Denmark, 1955. Features
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

  • Bruno Hansen Danish Rosewood Credenza
  • Bruno Hansen Danish Rosewood Credenza
  • Bruno Hansen Danish Rosewood Credenza
  • Bruno Hansen Danish Rosewood Credenza
H 32 in. W 74.88 in. D 21.88 in.
Midcentury Art Deco Two-Door White Credenza Lacquer with Lucite and Brass Legs
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
A modern twist on the Classic Art Deco styling shown through arches across the credenza. Elegant
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

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White Credenza Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic white credenza mid century modern available at 1stDibs. A white credenza mid century modern — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 157 options for an antique or vintage white credenza mid century modern now, or shop our selection of 16 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the white credenza mid century modern you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each white credenza mid century modern bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made white credenza mid century modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Florence Knoll, Knoll and Paul McCobb are consistently popular.

How Much is a White Credenza Mid Century Modern?

Prices for a white credenza mid century modern start at $850 and top out at $30,309 with the average selling for $4,900.

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 storage-case-pieces 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.