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Baker Furniture Company

Collaborations with many leading designers and artists over time has made vintage Baker furniture one of the most consistently sought after heritage brands today.

Within a few decades of its launch, Baker Furniture Company evolved into one of the largest and most important furniture manufacturers in the United States, and became known for its high-quality production standards. Siebe Baker and business partner Henry Cook founded the original iteration of Baker Furniture Company in 1890 in Allegan, Michigan, after immigrating to the United States from the Netherlands. Allegan is a small town west of Grand Rapids, which, at that time was home to Widdicomb Furniture Co. and more and was known as America’s furniture capital. The company manufactured doors and interior moldings, and introduced a combination desk and bookcase in 1893. In the early 1900s, Siebe became sole owner of the business.  

Among others, stage designer Joseph Urban and modernist designer Kem Weber contributed designs to Baker in the 1920s. In 1932, under the leadership of Siebe’s son, Hollis, who started at the company as a salesman but took the reins when his father passed in 1925, Baker Furniture introduced bedroom pieces and debuted its Manor House collection, which made reproductions of European furnishings available to the American market. (Hollis was an avid traveler and procured antiques overseas for the company to reproduce in the United States.) Soon, Baker Furniture Company moved to Holland, Michigan, and eventually opened showrooms in Grand Rapids and elsewhere.

Pioneering Scandinavian designer Finn Juhl created a Danish modern line for Baker in 1951, and the company produced his award-winning Chieftain chair for a short time. In the late 1950s, Baker introduced the Milling Road label to reach a younger audience with stylish but less costly furnishings like console tables, walnut dining chairs and more, and in 1961, British furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings introduced a modern neoclassical line at Baker.

The 1960s and ’70s saw the introduction of historic reproduction furniture lines such as Woburn Abbey and the Historic Charleston collection, which remain very popular to this day. In 1990, Baker was licensed to produce a furniture line from Colonial Williamsburg. That same year, the Smithsonian Museum introduced Baker’s Chippendale chair into its permanent collection and the Grand Rapids Art Museum dedicated an exhibition to Baker’s 100-year anniversary, a showcase that included 150 pieces of furniture Siebe Baker had collected as part of a larger assortment that had served as inspiration for his designs.

Today, vintage Baker furniture, such as its elegant mahogany nightstands and teak credenzas — particularly those crafted by Finn Juhl — sees high demand online and elsewhere. The company continues to produce contemporary collections with well-known designers such as Bill Sofield, Barbara Barry and Kara Mann and remains on par with some of the highest quality furniture in the industry.

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$4,166
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Baker Furniture English Barley Twist Oak, Burl, and Cane Tea Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Jacobean style English barley twist tea table or occasional side table By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1970s Carved oak, with caned lower shelf and original brass ...
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1970s American Jacobean Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Mid Century Expandable Walnut and Cork Top Bar Cart by Cesare Lacca
By Cesare Lacca, Baker Furniture Company
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage serving bar cart designed by Cesare Lacca for Baker Furniture Company in walnut. This unique piece features a striking sculpted X-base and expandable cork top. Complete with ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Debonair Mahogany Club Chair by Baker with Camel & Brown Plaid Upholstery
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome mahogany club chair by Baker having caned back with buttons and stylish wool suiting fabric camel plaid upholstery. Great details like caning on the arms and upholstered arm...
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1980s North American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Baker Gold Leaf & Glass Top Cocktail Table Vintage Inspired
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Up for offer is this sophisticated cocktail table with a beveled glass top and accented by a gold leaf metal x-base. Clean lines make this piece versatile enough for most aesthetics.  
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20th Century Baker Furniture Company

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Glass

Michael Taylor "Far East" Credenza by Baker
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Highland, IN
A great design in fantastic original condition, this Michael Taylor credenza by Baker Furniture is part of his "Far East" design which incorporates Asian motifs in the designs. The b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Baker Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Walnut and Brass Octagonal Cocktail Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Hollywood Regency chinoiserie coffee or cocktail table By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1970s Walnut with hand painted Asian designs in floral motif, brass-mounted g...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Breathtaking Set of 8 Modern V-Back Cane Chairs by Michael Taylor, circa 1960
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Cane, Cherry

Louis XV Style Painted Commode by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely painted two-drawer chest with a leaf and trellis design.
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20th Century Baker Furniture Company

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Wood

  • Louis XV Style Painted Commode by Baker
  • Louis XV Style Painted Commode by Baker
  • Louis XV Style Painted Commode by Baker
  • Louis XV Style Painted Commode by Baker
H 32 in. W 38 in. D 19 in.
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Baker Furniture Company furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture from Baker Furniture Company are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Baker Furniture Company collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 759 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Baker Furniture Company were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Adrian Pearsall, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Dunbar. Prices for Baker Furniture Company furniture may vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $200 and tops out at $160,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,296 on average.

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