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Baker Furniture Company

BAKER FURNITURE COMPANY (UNITED STATES)

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.  

Collaborations with many leading designers and artists of the time has made vintage Baker furniture one of the most consistently sought after heritage brands today. Among others, stage designer Joseph Urban and modernist designer Kem Weber contributed designs 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 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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Finn Juhl Danish Modern Design for Baker Furniture Side Table in Walnut
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Danish designer Finn Juhl for Baker Furniture Company side or end table, walnut frame with sycamore top. Excellent original condition.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut, Sycamore

Pair of Elegant Dark Walnut Curved Back Occasional Chairs by Baker-Midcentury
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of elegant Baker Furniture rounded back side or lounge chairs with dark walnut frames and cocoa colored fabric, refinished, reupholstered.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Neoclassical Style Sofa by Baker Furniture, circa 1960s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Neoclassical style sofa by Baker Furniture Co. Shown with original upholstery, down back cushions, supported by curved walnut back on four tapered wood legs. Original upholstery is w...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Winsor White & William Millington Occasional Chairs, circa 1940s
By Winsor White, Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Baker Furniture's 1954 Continental collection, by Winsor White & William Millington. Pair of curved arm occasional chairs to be refinished and reupholstered with COM. Measurements ar...
Category

1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Rare Baker Furniture Co. Gondola Sofa, Midcentury
By Baker Furniture Company, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Michael Taylor Spoonback Neoclassical Lounge Chairs
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Michael Taylor pair of classic spoonback neoclassical lounge chairs. Refinished in an ebony stain and burnt orange mohair. Only one chair has been reupholstered, might not have enoug...
Category

1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Pair of Brian Palmer Chairs for Baker, circa 1970s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of aluminum frame lounge chairs designed by Brian Palmer for Baker, circa 1976, labels.
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1970s Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Aluminum

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Pair of Baker Mid-Century Asian Syle Grass Cloth End Tables
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