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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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$4,163
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Mahogany Tripod Tilt Top Side Tables by Baker Furniture for Hitchcock Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are timeless! This is a pair of round carved mahogany tilt-top side tables created by Baker Furniture for Hitchcock. They are in very good condition. They are 29”H in the verti...
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Late 20th Century American American Classical Baker Furniture Company

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Mahogany

Baker Asian Chinoiserie Mahogany Dining Chairs Set of Six, circa 1950
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Attributed to designer Michael Taylor, these Baker Asian inspired chinoiserie dining chairs are in excellent condition having been professionally refinished in a dark satin stain to ...
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1950s American Chinoiserie Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Mahogany

Baker Furniture English Regency Mahogany Lyre Base Console Tables, Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of English Regency or Georgian style console tables or sofa tables By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Banded mahogany, with brass accents, brass-capped ...
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Late 20th Century American Regency Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Milling Road Division of Baker Three Drawer Chest
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Wichita, KS
Milling Road, a division of Baker furniture, French three drawer pine chest with heavy iron hardware and oval front detail. in wonderful shape with very little wear. would also be be...
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21st Century and Contemporary American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company

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Wood

Baker Furniture Burled Walnut Queen Anne Tea Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous traditional Queen Anne style single drawer nightstand or side table By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1980s Book-matched walnut top, carved solid walnut legs with she...
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Late 20th Century American Queen Anne Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Faux Bamboo Baker Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage midcentury faux bamboo baker coffee table. 1970s. Hollywood Regency Chin Hua style lacquered and ebonized faux bamboo base with a wood and glass tray top featuring a pie...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Wood

Set of Six Upholstered Dining Room Chairs by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Toledo, OH
A beautiful set of six dining room chairs by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture. They feature an espresso finish with a burgundy paisley fabric. The dining room table pictured is avai...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Baker Furniture Company

Mahogany Canterbury Magazine or Music Stand by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An exquisite mahogany Chippendale style Canterbury magazine rack by Baker Furniture. Carved relief apron, removable tray top, gadrooned edge, cabriole legs and paw feet on casters gr...
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1980s American Chippendale Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Mahogany

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Baker Furniture Company Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Baker Furniture Company's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Baker Furniture Company collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 799 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 the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th Century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Adrian Pearsall, Dunbar and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Baker Furniture Company prices can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $399 and tops out at $110,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,387 on average.