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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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Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Inlay Executive Desk
By Pierre Paulin, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Pierre Paulin executive desk for Baker. Bird's-eye maple veneers inlaid with dark walnut in the signature motif for the Paulin Collection. Drawers are fitted to give a floating ...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Pair of Ebonized and Silver Leaf Commodes by Baker
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Fully restored five drawer commodes by Baker Furniture's New World collection. Ebonized walnut wood with silver leaf carved and recessed interlocking ring pulls. Recessed triple pane...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Silver Leaf

Baker Bombe Rattan Settee
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker takes some design cues from the 1970s with this bombe rattan settee. Reeded frame that bows out in the middle is washed in white primer and lavender lacquer. Two-seat cushions,...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Lacquer, Rattan, Upholstery

Baker Slate Grey Button-Tufted Leather Sofa
By Baker Furniture Company, Richard Himmel
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant sloped shoulder sofa from Baker. Original slate grey button tufted seat, back and arms, and still in wonderful condition. Comes with the original brass casters. If desired, c...
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Pair of Baker Furniture 1950s Highly Figured Bookmatched Walnut Side Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautifully figured walnut tops and walnut pedestals with inverted quatrefoil walnut base creates a stunning pair of side table from Baker Furniture. The base sides are accented by a...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Baker Furniture Pedestal Games Table with Craquelure Finish
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker Furniture oxblood lacquer pedestal games table with craquelure finish. The finish is offset by a black glaze that really makes the crackle finish pop. The base is a brass detai...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor for Baker New World Mahogany Cabinet
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Michael Taylor for Baker New World ebonized cabinet with three natural mahogany sliding doors. Radius edge casement, recessed panels with incised borders. Three sliding doors have in...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Mahogany

Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Parquetry Writing Table
By Pierre Paulin, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Exceedingly rare Pierre Paulin reception desk or writing table for Baker. Bird's-eye maple veneers inlaid with dark walnut in the signature motif for the Paulin collection. Very well...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Winsor White & William Millington for Baker Button-Tufted Silk & Walnut Club Cha
By William Millington, Winsor White, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully cared for button tufted rose silk barrel back club chair by Winsor White and William Millington for Baker Furniture's 1954 Continental Collection. Rarer and slightly la...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Silk, Walnut

Pair of Baker Club Chairs in Embroidered Saffron Silk
By William Millington, Winsor White, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed by Winsor White and William Millington for Baker's 1954 Continental collection, these armchairs are upholstered in a vintage yellow embroidered silk fabric, with refinished ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Silk, Hardwood

Baker Far East Square Mahogany Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker Furniture Far East Group mahogany coffee table with ebonized triple reed legs and offset stretchers. Parquetry four square patterned surface with trefoil shaped inlay at the jo...
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Baker Cinnabar and Black Patent Leather Armchairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking pair of two open armchairs by Baker, finished in a cinnabar red lacquer. Seats and back upholstered in black patent leather.
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Wood

Pair of Baker Glazed Lacquer Bamboo-Form Armchairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of carved wood bamboo-form arm chairs with an antiqued nutmeg toned glaze. X-stretcher leg supports with woven cane seats and silk blend upholstered loose cushions.
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Cane, Faux Bamboo, Wood

Baker Art Nouveau Style Burled Walnut Nesting Tables
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Burled walnut pair of nesting side tables by Baker Furniture, with a hint of Art Nouveau. Larger table has a distinctive top gallery. Both tables feature a ribbon carved center stret...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Baker Asian Modern Cabinet in Chocolate Lacquered Grasscloth
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker Asian modern cabinet in chocolate lacquered Grassclotha chocolate brown lacquered grasscloth cabinet from Baker's Far East collection. Ming style turned legs and large brass es...
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1960s American Chinoiserie Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bert England for Baker Cinnabar Red Asian Modern Stacking Tables
By Bert England, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored to new condition, cinnabar red stacking tables by Bert England for Baker Furniture. Can be used as a single table or in tandem as a coffee table. Sturdy enough to be used as...
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Late 20th Century American Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Gesso

Brian Palmer for Baker Bird's-Eye Maple Modular Cabinet
By Brian Palmer for Baker, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Modular open cabinet, by Brian Palmer for Baker. Two-fold-down drawer fronts and six open compartments. Comprised of bird's-eye maple veneer over solid maple wood with a front and ba...
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1970s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Birch, Maple, Birdseye Maple

Eight Baker Far East Collection Floating Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderfully upholstered set of eight ebonized walnut chinoiserie dining chairs from Baker Furniture's "Far East" collection. Patterned silk upholstered seats and backs are elevated a...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Baker Ebonized Mahogany and Cane Button Tufted Armchairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of ebonized mahogany and cane arm chairs by Baker Furniture. Stacked and loose seat cushion is upholstered in a button tufted persimmon velvet. Most likely a Michael Taylor or W...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Velvet, Cane, Mahogany

Baker "Collectors Edition" Figured Walnut Bombe Three-Drawer Commode
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker Furniture collector's edition bombe-front figured walnut four-drawer commode. Linen fold solid brass drop pulls, scalloped top and apron. Canted corner front legs with scallope...
Category

1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Michael Taylor for Baker Walnut and Leather Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of six rare V-back dining chairs. Clean lines, excellent construction and unique form. Includes two arm chairs and four side chars. Each chair has a bleached walnut frame, with V...
Category

1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Leather, Walnut

Pair of Baker Far East Collection Ivory Glazed Mahogany Cabinets
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Baker Asian inspired two-door cabinets, from Winsor White's Far East Collection. One cabinet features three drawers and the other has open shelf storage. Large round nickel e...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Nickel

Frank Van Steenberg for Baker Far East Collection Walnut Sideboard
By Baker Furniture Company, Frank Van Steenberg
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker Far East collection figured walnut sideboard. Pair of hinged doors with large solid brass escutcheons open to reveal four drawers. Set of three siding doors with recessed panel...
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1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Charles Pfister for Baker Prima Vera Mahogany Three-Drawer Oval Commode
By Charles Pfister, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Charles Pfister for Baker Furniture oval three drawer commode. Prima vera mahogany case and drawer fronts with flush concentric circled swiveling brass pulls. Four radius end legs an...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Bert England East Indian Laurel Side Table with Etched Brass Top for Baker
By Baker Furniture Company, Bert England
Located in Chicago, IL
Uncommon side table from Baker Furniture's Contemporary collection, designed by Bert England. East Indian laurel wood construction with a geometrically etched brass top.
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Baker Serving Table with Removable Tray and Butterfly Top
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Butler tray table, with folding X-base, in original light walnut finish from Baker Furniture. Two flush panel mahogany butterfly leaves unfold from the centre on heavy brass hinges t...
Category

1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Pair of Winsor White & William Millington for Baker Continental Club Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company, William Millington, Winsor White
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of barrel back club chairs designed by Winsor White and William Millington for Baker's 1954 continental collection. Older reupholster in magenta silk striped with tan and magent...
Category

1950s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Silk

Pair of Louis XVI Style Parcel-Gilt End Tables by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
These outstanding walnut side tables from Baker feature diamond pattern parquetry inlaid tops and parcel-gilt fluted Louis XVI style legs. A single drawer is accessed by a brass drop...
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Baker Dark Cherry Triangular Nesting Tables
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Baler Furniture nesting tables constructed of cherry. Uncommon design with excellent build quality. Their triangular shape creates a unique look for the versatile nesting tab...
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Cherry

Baker Bleached Walnut Campaign Commode
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Baker bleached walnut four-drawer Campaign style commode. Brass corner guard detailing and brass flush drop bail pulls. Recessed square block feet. Finished on all four sides.
Category

1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Charles Pfister for Baker Primavera Mahogany Coffee Table
By Charles Pfister, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Charles Pfister for Baker primavera mahogany coffee table with inlaid olive ash burl center disc. Open pedestal base, parquetry sunburst like top with contrasting grain border.
Category

1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Mahogany