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Baker Furniture Company

Owing to the company’s collaborations with many leading designers and artists over time, vintage Baker furniture is consistently sought after today. The heritage brand’s chairs, dining tables, desks and other pieces are widely known to collectors and design enthusiasts for their fine craftsmanship and durability.

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, sofas, coffee tables and more on 1stDibs.

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$3,745
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Baker Deco Revival Sideboard in Walnut and Brass
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning early 1980's Art Deco Revival design buffet by Baker. This credenza is well crafted from solid walnut with lovely details that wrap around the sides as well as ornamented br...
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20th Century North American Art Deco Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Baker Furniture Italian Provincial Maple Harvest Farm Table, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Italian Provincial maple extension harvest dining table By Baker Furniture, "Milling Road Collection" Italy, 1990s Measures: 70"W x 42"D x 31"H. Extends up to...
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Late 20th Century Italian French Provincial Baker Furniture Company

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Maple

Baker Furniture Milling Road Black Lacquered French Console Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Morgan, UT
Baker Furniture Milling Road French Provincial style flip top console or sofa table. Baker Furniture, USA, 1990s Measures: 50 wide x 20 deep x 30.5 high. Table measures 40 Deep...
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1990s American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company

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Oak

Pair of Tall Wing Back Upholstered Lounge Chairs by Baker MINT!
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of tall wing back upholstered lounge chairs by Baker MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

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

1960s Asian Style Side Table by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s Asian style square side table by Baker Furniture. The table is a mix of burlwood and oak with a great Asian style. The table is low but solid and sturdy. Marked underne...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Oak, Burl

  • 1960s Asian Style Side Table by Baker Furniture
  • 1960s Asian Style Side Table by Baker Furniture
  • 1960s Asian Style Side Table by Baker Furniture
  • 1960s Asian Style Side Table by Baker Furniture
H 14.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Baker Furniture Empire Burled Walnut Lazy Susan Drum Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Empire or Neoclassical style drum side table or tea table with unique rotating Lazy Susan interior By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Walnut, with burled walnut ...
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Late 20th Century American Empire Baker Furniture Company

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Walnut, Burl

Handsome Hourglass Shaped Animal Print Upholstered Ottomans
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome pair of ottomans by Baker upholstered in a brown and camel animal print. The ottomans have cinched waists and are decorated throughout in antiqued brass nail head trim. Each...
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2010s American Baker Furniture Company

Materials

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.
Questions About Baker Furniture Company
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Samson Holding Ltd. makes Baker furniture through an America subsidiary. The Hong Kong-based company also owns Milling Road and McGuire furniture, after acquiring the brands from Kohler, Co., in 2017. You can shop a range of Baker furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, most Baker furniture is not made in China, although a Chinese company does own the brand. The first pieces crafted by the furniture maker came from their factory in Allegan, Michigan. Today, the company produces furniture in a variety of locations. On 1stDibs, find a range of Baker furniture.

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