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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.

Browse vintage Baker armchairs, dining tables and more on 1stDibs.

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$3,798
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Painted Narrow Neoclassical Chest with Rouge Marble Top by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Narrow, Neoclassical style, painted hall chest, by Baker; having a painted finish, its rectangular top of rouge marble with rounded corners, on conforming base, its fluted stiles fla...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Baker Furniture Company

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Marble

Elegant Mirror by Barbara Barry for Baker
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant mirror, designed by Barbara Barry for Baker, American, circa 2000s. It is constructed of an oval mirror inset in a sculptural dark brown lacquered rectangular mahogany frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Metal

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 Historic Charleston Georgian Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, Six
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Georgian or Queen Anne style dining chairs By Baker Furniture, "Historic Charleston" Collection USA, Circa 1980s Solid carved mahogany frames, with ivo...
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Late 20th Century American Georgian Baker Furniture Company

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Upholstery, Mahogany

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

Baker Furniture Milling Road Italian Provincial Maple Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Italian Provincial coffee table By Baker Furniture "Milling Road" Collection Italy, Late 20th Century Solid maple, with turned legs and brass sabots and casters. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian French Provincial Baker Furniture Company

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Maple

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

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

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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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