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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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Baker Furniture Georgian Mahogany Double Pedestal Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Georgian style extension double pedestal extension dining table. By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1950s Book-matched mahogany with satinwood banding, carved soli...
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

1970s Navy Lacquered Modern Michael Taylor for Baker Furn, Far East Chests, Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of newly lacquered Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture chest of drawers. They are part of his 1970s Far East Collection. They are mahogany and have Asian Modern styling...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Pair of Bill Sofield ‘Layton’ Lounge Chairs #6359 for Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Bill Sofield ‘Layton’ lounge chairs #6359 for Baker These chairs are in mint condition. Covered in a neutral woven cream fabric. Chairs have been lightly used and being stor...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Baker Furniture Company

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Fabric, Wood

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

Baker Furniture Ottoman Footstool Hide with Brass Nail Head Trim #409
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Toledo, OH
Baker ottoman footstool covered with hide, finished with nail head trim. Stool is a square shape with cinched center resting on flattened bun feet. Very nice condition. Dimensions: 1...
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2010s American Country Baker Furniture Company

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Hide, Maple

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

Mid Century Expandable Walnut and Cork Top Bar Cart by Cesare Lacca
By Baker Furniture Company, Cesare Lacca
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

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Server or Commode
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style chest of drawers, commode, or buffet server By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1980s Carved walnut, with original brass hardware. M...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

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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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